THE DetChi EXPEDITION

"You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you." -John Wooden

Inspired by the LA to NY run by Team World Vision Director of Edurance, Steve Spear, and borne out of a desire to go farther than ever before for others, DetChi is a 10 day, 280 mile run from Detroit to Chicago. Athletes will begin running at the Spirit of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, September 27 and run approximately 28 miles every day, finishing at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, October 6.

In addition to running from Detroit to Chicago, each of the athletes will be participating in at least one marathon for Team World Vision and raising money to help the poorest and most vulnerable in the world. Ron, Matt, & Scott are raising money to support World Vision's clean water projects in Africa, while Kevin's donations will be going to support World Vision's efforts to protect vulnerable children in high-risk areas of the world.

Please visit the pages for each of these athletes to learn more about their efforts and how you can help someone today who will never be able to repay you.

 

Ron Wells (Captain)

http://www.teamworldvision.org/participant/michiganron

Bio: I have been an athlete and volunteer leader with Team World Vision since 2012. In my time with TWV and through the strength that God has provided, I have been able to inspire others to donate and become involved to help the poorest and most vulnerable in the world. My goal in 2017 is to inspire you to Go Farther Together with me, either by pushing your own physical limits or by sacrificially giving for the sake of others. Lord willing, I will lace up my shoes on September 27th in Detroit and begin a 10-day odyssey that will end in Chicago and culminate in $28,000 ($100/mile) being provided for "the least of these my brothers and sisters."

 

Kevin VilleMonte

http://www.teamworldvision.org/participant/KDAWG2017

Bio: 5 years ago I said to my wife Beth that I wouldn’t even run from the car to the house in the pouring rain. Then, enter World Vision into my life. After running 2 Marathons, Detroit and Chicago, I find myself asking “Is that enough? More than 115 MILLION children worldwide are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including trafficking for commercial sex exploitation and hazardous physical labor and abuse. And all I do is run a mere 26 miles and say “OK, that should do?” Then one day a friend comes to me with this crazy idea: Run from Detroit to Chicago over 10 days to raise money for World Vision to help children in need. I need your help though. Please donate to my page to help provide healing and support to these children. Together we can change lives around the world! Thank you!!!

 

Matt Dalley

http://www.teamworldvision.org/participant/dalleylama

Bio: I have this insatiable desire to keep surpassing my last major achievement. With God, no dream is too big or out of reach. I know what it feels like to run 100 miles. But this adventure will test me in new ways, not to mention the goal to provide clean water for at least 200 people. I’m excited to push myself, let God pull me beyond my limits, and see how many lives will be impacted in the process. My driving verse is Ecclesiastes 9:10. Similar to the common saying, “go big, or go home”, I put a slight twist on it by paraphrasing this verse with, “Go Big, then Go Home.”

 

Scott Molitor

http://www.teamworldvision.org/participant/scottm2017

Bio: As 2017 marks my fifth year with Team World Vision, I've been personally involved in the transformation of more than 300 lives in Africa and countless more right here in Detroit (including my own). Each year I have said "Yes" to a goal that seems beyond my reach yet, with God and others, I have seen it come to fruition over and over again. DetChi is "scary BIG" - 280 miles in 10 days is too big for me alone, but its not too big when we do it together. Let's Go Farther Together and transform as many lives as we can. Join me with a per-mile pledge. My goal is $100/mile for 280 miles.

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