Monday, August 17, 2009

Keep Kids Alive Pike's Peak Ascent "Run to Remember

Dear Friends of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25,

We made it to the top of Pike's Peak! My son, Matthew, brother, Mike, and I successfully completed the 2009 “Run to Remember” as part of the Pike’s Peak Ascent Trail Race. My brother Mike took it to a new extreme as he added 26.2 extra miles by completing the Pike’s Peak Marathon on the 16th - that's right, he "doubled" as they call it. He ran almost 40 miles in memory of all those included on our shirts this year. Captioned photos follow this note to tell a brief story of our trek.

Next year we already have between 2 and 5 additional Everson family members who plan to join us so that we can continue to grow the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 in memory of all those who have died in traffic incidents across our country. If any of you readers would like to join our team, please e-mail

In safety and with gratitude for all your support,

Tom Everson
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 - A Non-Profit "For Action" Organization 501(c)(3)

Yours truly, Mike, and Matthew on top of Pike’s Peak the day before the race. We are in front of the plaque dedicated to Kathryn Lee Bates, who wrote “America the Beautiful” as an anthem to “America’s Mountain” after climbing the mountain in the 1890’s.

Posing with our “Run to Remember” shirts with the names of all we run in memory of.

Matthew, Mike, and me at the starting line for the Pike’s Peak Ascent the morning of August 15th

A view from the top of Pike’s Peak. Yes, We ran above the clouds!

Mike on the uphill side of the Pike’s Peak Marathon.

Mike finishing the Pike’s Peak Marathon

Mike holding up his medal after receiving a little TLC in the medical tent after completing his 2nd “Run to Remember” of the weekend. Don’t worry. He is okay today.

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