But that certainly wasn't by accident, hundreds of hours and a lot of help has gone into making this happen. First, I hired a 'virtual assistant', since I still have another full time job with the military, to help me get more done in less time. I totally lucked out and found Pratima, a US attorney living in Switzerland, to help out. She knew nothing about crowdfunding (just like me) but we read everything we could get our hands on. Together we took all the advise we had read and put together the page you see today. This page took over 2 months to get to the finished product. At the same time, we started to get feedback from a small group of people on our page and giving some media outlets a 'sneak peek' at what we were doing. Our goal was to have a big opening week and hope that it caught on with a wider audience. Thanks to my friends and family, our sponsors, our charity, and a lot of strangers it looks like it is catching on!
So our race has attempted to give runners confidence by ensuring all our race bills are paid BEFORE we start taking your money, and we use this blog to be as transparent as possible in what we do. I hope this helps and thank you for your support of our Indiegogo campaign.