Wheeler Event Management, producer of the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon Weekend of running events has always given back to the community in a variety of ways and this year is no different. The focus of that giving back has become more focused however. We have partnered with the Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate and hope to provide the funding to make a life-changing difference to a deserving family right here in our own back yard.

Jerry Dunn, founder of LHP, is a long time supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He believes that their philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out” is the reason that they have been around for almost 25 years and have built over 300,000 homes, all around the world.

Jerry literally ran across the United States in 1991, spreading the word about Habitat. He ran from San Francisco to Washington DC encouraging people to get involved with their local affiliates.

Make your Marathon matter by helping to build simple, decent, affordable homes in the Black Hills. Take the challenge to give at least $1 per race mile. Our goal is to raise $3,000 – that would give three hard-working families a front porch and a fresh start as home owners.

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