Howard County man runs 24 hours for a good cause

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Howard County man runs 24 hours for a good cause


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WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES THE NEXT WEEKEND IN THE 1950s. JENNIFER: WITH MANY PEOPLE TIGHTING INSIDE, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO GET AN EXERCISE. A MAN FROM HOWARD COUNTY ADAPTS TO LOTS OF EXERCISE. 24 HOUR OPERATION AND IT WAS EVERYTHING FOR A BIG CAUSE. DAN FRANK JOINS US DIRECTLY WITH HIS MISSION. DAN, ARE YOU CRAZY? >> NO. IN THE WORLD OF ENDURANCE, RUNNING 24 HOURS IS NOT JUST CRAZY. JENNIFER: TELL US WHY YOU DID IT. WHAT WAS YOUR MISSION? >> THE ORIGINAL INSPIRATION WAS FROM MY CHILDREN’S SCHOOL. THEY HAVE A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY THAT COMES ONCE A MONTH. 40 OF OUR FAMILIES COME TO FILL THE GAP OF NUTRITIONAL NEEDS. I CAN IMAGINE ONLY HOW MANY MORE NEEDS ARE WITH THIS CRISIS, WITH ALL THE FAMILIES WITHOUT WORK. >> THIS IS A VIDEO, WE’RE RUNNING YOUR RACE NOW. WHERE DID YOU GO AND YOU DID IT ON LIVE FACEBOOK AT ALL TIMES; IS IT CORRECT? >> YEAH, I TRYED TO REGISTER A LITTLE FACEBOOK. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO DO DURING THE RACE. Basically, I started at home. I don’t like to plan routes. I LIKE TO PLAY AND RUN. I PLACED DROP BAGS WITH FOOD AND GOODIES IN DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND COUNTY AND JUST RAN TO THESE RAN THINGS AND SO I COULD. ESPECIALLY ON THE ROADS. WITH A FEW TRAILS BECAUSE I NORMALLY SPEND MOST OF MY TIME ON TRAILS. >> WERE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SECURITY DURING ALL THIS? >> NO. Fortunately, you know, in terms of similar cars, there isn’t – there really isn’t anyone in particular most of my race was done overnight. NO CARS AND I HAD A MASK IN CASE THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE AROUND AND GLOVES IN CASE I NEED TO ENTER A STORE. BUT I WAS LOVELY MUCH ALONE FOR THE WHOLE RACE. >> SO YOU DID IT TO RAISE AWARENESS. WHAT ARE YOU ASKING OF PEOPLE? WHAT DO YOU WANT THEY CAN DO? >> PLEASE ASK. WE’VE RAISED MONEY FOR HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK, WHICH HAS SEEN AN INCREASE OF SIX TIMES IN THE DEMAND FOR SERVICES WITH A HUGE GIFT CUT. SO THEY COMPLETE THIS GAP BY BUYING THE FOOD. SO WE’VE RAISED APPROXIMATELY $ 10,000 FOR HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK, BUT DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS OPEN IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEEK HOWARD COUNTY FOOD PROCESSING ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THEY CAN DONATE TO MY RUN OR HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK IN GENERAL. >> YOU SAY FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOU ARE A ENDURANCE RUNNER THAT THIS IS NOT A GREAT DEAL. YOU HAVE TO TELL ME, DIDN’T YOU EXHAUST WHEN IT WAS OVER? >> YEAH, I came home. MY WIFE WAS NICE, TAKED A SHOWER AND FALLED ON THE GROUND. I fell asleep on the floor and then my kids picked me up and I slept long enough. WHAT A GREAT THING YOU HAVE DONE. WE HAVE SEEN THAT YOU ARE MAKING A HAND SUPPORT, RIGHT? >> IT WAS APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES ON A VERY, VERY SLOPE. >> WOW, RELAX, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TODAY. THANKS FOR DOING WHAT YOU DID, AND WE PUT INFORMATION ON WHERE PEOPLE CAN DO

Howard County man runs 24 hours for a good cause

With so many people trapped inside, it can be difficult to exercise. But Dan Frank of Howard County did a lot of exercise – a 24 hour run – and it was for a good cause. Healing Adventures

With so many people trapped inside, it can be difficult to exercise. But Dan Frank of Howard County did a lot of exercise – a 24 hour run – and it was for a good cause. Healing Adventures

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