Only on NBC5: Rogue Valley man running 200 miles for charity

Medford, Ore. —  For one runner in Eagle Point, the sport is not about the medals or the ribbons, it’s about using his passion and ability to better the lives of others.

Rob Wilson has only been running since 2012, but he’s logged more miles since then, than most people run in their lifetime. And in just a matter of weeks he’ll be pushing the limits to help some very little super heroes.

“I always want to be able to push myself to the edge, and go over it to see what I can do and how far I can push my body.

In just 3 short weeks Rob Wilson will run from the California-Nevada border to Oregon.

“It’ll be a 60 hour nonstop run, so I won’t sleep,” Wilson says.

The 200-mile run is raising money for Gamerosity, a Medford-based non-profit which provides hero packages to kids fighting cancer all around the country.

“We provide empowering gifts for them when they’re going through the toughest time of their life,” Executive Director of Gamerosity Manny Munoz says.

At 500 bucks a pop, community support is essential. That’s why this run means so much, to so many.

“It could change everything, depending on how the community chooses to respond to this, we could clear the hero wall if we try hard enough,” Munoz says.

Rob’s run will take place starting May 6th. In addition to raising money for Gamerosity, a portion of donations will also benefit the Phoenix Cross Country Team as well as the Southern Oregon Epilepsy Group.

If you’d like to support Rob on his run, click HERE.



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