Man takes 106 mile run to help the hungry in Arizona

Posted at 5:46 AM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 13:12:12-05

A man's desire to help the hungry in southern Arizona has led him to run 106 miles in under 30 hours.

Dan Heston has been running ultra marathons for years, but has never gone further than 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles. Just over the last nine months, he's logged 1,400 miles and will soon add 106 more miles to the count.

"I start Friday morning on the 17th at 3 a.m.. I will run through the day, into the night, and I will finish in 27 hours. I have a finish time by 6:30 Saturday, right before the National Anthem of the El Tour de Tucson," Heston tells KGUN9.

But Heston says his goal is to not only run 106 miles, but to also raise $15,000 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Less then a week ago, he just had over two-thirds of his goal.

"We're hoping to reach the $15,000 mark. With some giving people in the Tucson community, we can get there," Heston says.

If you would like to help Dan Heston reach his goal, you can donate here.