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Running 13.1 miles for the Sierra Club! Donation page for Erika Hirsch

Erika Hirsch

"The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict of right and wrong." -John Muir

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

I will be running the Orange County Half Marathon on May 7, 2017 to raise money for the Sierra Club. This year I want to do more to help preserve our forests and natural spaces. I have been visiting the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains with my family since I was four and I want to do everything I can to make sure those beautiful places will continue to thrive for my children and their children to visit. I'm so grateful to have you stand with me to defend these special places.

My goal is $1,000, please help me cross the finish line by making a donation. Even $1 and $5 donations will make a big impact! I know there are a lot of good causes out there so I am very appreciative of any amount you are willing to give.

This is important to me because the Sierra Club is not just focused on the Sierras, but also works to make our communities better – they’re protecting natural places near cities and suburbs and working hard to ensure clean air and water for all. I want to help them succeed.

Thanks so much for being a part of this! Your generosity is not only meaningful to me but will make an impact for generations to come.


Training Log:

January 14, 2017
I started my official half marathon training today at the Star Wars 10K in Anaheim! 6.2 miles down, 6.9 miles to go before May!

March 4, 2017
9 weeks to go until Race Day! I trained for 8 miles today after a temporary hiatus following a vacation in Mammoth. I decided to keep it simple, running up to the local track, did 16 laps around the track and then ran home. Not much scenery but I was able to power through some really great podcast episodes and ran alongside the Sheriff Ranger program that was training on the track at the same time. I'm looking forward to planning next week's run, which will be 9.5 miles.

March 18, 2017
12.8 miles today! I ran to Cal Tech and did a loop around the beautiful homes in Pasadena and San Marino. This is one of my favorite routes!



raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. Erika Hirsch
Yep, I'm donating to my own fundraiser! So meta.
2. Anonymous
3. Sandra Jennings
Go Erika go! We're rooting for you! -The Jennings' Family
4. Huddy buddy
Good job Tante Erika!!!!! Can't wait to see mammoth this summer!
5. Lisette O'Neal
6. Ashley Gresh