Commonwealth Payroll Named Presenting Sponsor of Kon-Tiki 2-Miler Challenge August 10

RICHMOND, VA – (Thursday, July 21, 2022) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to partner with Commonwealth Payroll to host the Kon-Tiki 2-Miler Challenge on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6-8 p.m. at Dorey Park. As presenting sponsor of the event, Commonwealth Payroll has issued the final $10,000 matching challenge to encourage donations to achieve the $100,000 fundraising goal set by Sportable volunteer Dan Schmitt who is currently cycling across the country. To take the Kon-Tiki 2-Miler Challenge, register now at Sportable.org.

“We are thrilled to partner with Commonwealth Payroll to host the Kon-Tiki 2-Miler on August 10th,” said Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “As of July 20th, Sportable has raised $71,333 toward our $100,000 fundraising goal. With Commonwealth Payroll’s pledge to match all donations that come in between now and August 10th up to $10,000, the final goal is within reach. The 2-Miler will be the perfect opportunity for our community to rally together to run, walk, push, or ride two miles and celebrate the conclusion of this summer’s Kon-Tiki Challenge.”

The Kon-Tiki 2-Miler Challenge is fully inclusive as individuals of all abilities are encouraged to run, walk, push, or cycle at their own pace either virtually or participate in person at scenic Dorey Park on August 10. The fee to participate is $35 and includes an official Kon-Tiki Challenge t-shirt and a post-race celebration. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the Kon-Tiki Challenge will go directly to Sportable to provide adaptive sports that impact the lives of hundreds of individuals living with a physical disability or visual impairment.

The term “Kon-Tiki” symbolizes a personal stretch goal to provoke thought beyond perceived limits and dream about what is possible. Inspired by the true story, Kon-Tiki, which documents the journey of six men who sailed 4,300 miles from Peru on a balsa log raft across the Pacific to the Polynesian islands, Schmitt’s cross country trek is similar in time and distance. His ride commenced on May 21 in Anacortes, Washington and has since traveled over 4,000 miles and over 120,000 miles of climbing. He is set to arrive in Bar Harbor, Maine the last week in July and will continue on to Boston, wrapping up his journey in time to join the Kon-Tiki 2-Miler presented by Commonwealth Payroll.

Follow Schmitt’s coast-to-coast journey on Instagram @KonTikiC2C.

Sign up for the Kon-Tiki Challenge here: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/kontikichallenge

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