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Danville Soccer Coach Runs Up Mt. Diablo 30 Times In 30 Days!

Joe Owen is a coach for Danville Mustang’s soccer. He played soccer all of his life and ran to stay in shape for the game. Then he started trail running and racing in ultra marathons.

But then the coronavirus pandemic hit and Joe said he wanted to challenge himself. He decided to tackle Mt. Diablo! That's no easy task. It's a 3849 ft. climb!

Joe then took it one step further. He thought "What if I did Mt. Diablo every day for 30 days?" He called it the  "The 30 in 30 #AprilSummitCrush."

The first week he ran up Mt. Diablo, there were all sorts of elements to deal with like rain and fog and SNOW! But he kept at it, even though his wife told him it was okay to skip a day.

Then he thought, how could others benefit? He and his wife and a friend decided that helping people who couldn't afford to eat would be a great start. So they created a page to raise money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County.

Joe set the initial goal at $1000 but in only 12 hours word got out about what Joe was doing and he hit the goal! Since then, it’s quadrupled, raising over $4,000!

To donate to the #AprilSummitCrush for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, click here.

Carolyn McArdle talked to Joe about it! Listen below...

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