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Venu Katta

Venu Katta

Not all races are alike – some have a more challenging course, some have beautiful scenery, and some represent the realization of a new personal goal. This September, I’ll be running my first ever marathon which will hopefully be all of these things. But the 2022 Berlin Marathon has an added importance to me – it’s a race I’m taking on with a purpose.

As a charity runner, I’m raising funds for the Sierra Club as part of my entry. Nature’s done good by me, particularly as the pandemic has given me the opportunity to explore more and more preserved, clean, and cared for green spaces. Now, it’s my turn to be doing good by nature by raising funds for Team Sierra.

I care about the places we live, and the funds you donate will enable the Sierra Club to do things like providing cleaner, cheaper, energy; protecting our land, water, and air; saving animals being threatened with extinction; and making the outdoors accessible for all of us. I was amazed that Sierra Club has been saving our environment for the last 125 years - they are determined, focused, and need our help!
I know they’re going to take the funds we raised and use them to have the biggest impact on the issues we care about.

My goal is $2,500 before the Berlin Marathon. Please help me cross the finish line by making a donation. And if helping our environment is not enough of an incentive, I will be honoring the following promises at each donation level:

• At $25, I will shout your name (or the name of someone else you opt for) at a Kilometer Marker
• At $50, I will both shout your name at a Kilometer Marker and also incorporate any color you choose into my race day attire (regardless of whatever wildly specific, Drunk-Tank Pink, Drake’s Neck Green, or Razzmatazz you select)
• At $100, I will shout your name at a Kilometer Marker, wear whatever color you choose, and wear any hat you ask me to wear (first come first serve)
• At $150, I will shout any phrase of your choosing at the top of my lungs when crossing either the starting or finish line (first come first serve)
• At $250, I will run the race with whatever type of facial hair your heart desires. (I cannot guarantee a Fu-Manchu or some other wild ones can be grown but if that’s what you want we’ll find a way to make it happen)

In short, your donation can help impact the planet, get me to Berlin, AND let you have fun making me do things!

I’m incredibly excited to kickoff this journey with all of you. If you'd like to learn more about the Sierra Club’s mission, you can check out sierraclub.org, or participate in their campaigns at addup.org.

Thanks so much!



raised of $2,500 goal


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