Man completes 102-mile run for Springs Rescue Mission

Tim Gore after completing a 102 mile run to raise money for the Springs Rescue Mission. Photo Courtesy: Springs Rescue Mission

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Colorado Springs man has completed a 102-mile run to help fight homelessness in the community.

Tim Gore finished the West Highland Way Race in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday in 29 hours and 40 minutes. It’s a route that most people take about a week to walk.

Gore is a volunteer for the Colorado Springs Rescue Mission and ran the race to raise money for its new 150-bed homeless shelter, opening in November.

Gore said running 100 miles is nothing compared to dealing with homelessness every day, and upon finishing his race, challenged community members to help their neighbors.

“I’d like to challenge the community to help a neighbor in need,” Gore said in a Facebook video. “Anyone you run across, you never know their story, you don’t know what your life, how you’re going to impact them, so just reach out and help somebody.”

Last year Gore completed the Leadville 100 Race, raising around $20,000 for the Rescue Mission. This year he is hoping to break that record.

There is still time to donate. To support Gore and the Mission, go to http://www.springsrescuemission.org/sponsor-tim-scotland/ .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s