Run Forward is an effort to make giving to others a regular component of our lives.

Every month, I am running a 5k run and then donating $4 per kilometer ran to an NGO that is bringing about positive change in the lives of the world's people. The NGO I am giving to for the year 2010 is the American Red Cross.

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You can join Run Forward and start your own personal giving program. Each Run Forward participant makes the commitment to run at least 1 personal 5k run each month and to donate 4$ per kilometer or $20 each month to the NGO or charity of their choice. Membership in Run Forward is free and includes a membership certificate. Or you can just start running and giving and create your own certificate.

This is a Google Earth map of the 5k I am running in Provo, Utah. About a third of the run is along the Provo River Trail which is extremely beautiful and peaceful for a morning run. The name I have given the run is "Firehouse 5k" since at the very top of the run, I make a half circle around Provo Fire Station 3 with it's modernistic 4 1/2 story concrete training tower.

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Below is my profile on Nike+. I am using my iPod nano and a Nike+ kit to keep track of my runs and compete with other users in challenges. Signing up is free, but requires a Nike+ kit and iPod to take advangage of the site.