Run Brett, Run

July 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm 8 comments

This is awesome on so many levels that I just had to share:

I found out about this video from Sophie Brookover via Facebook. Sophie reports that she is planning to run the race — and perhaps even throw the race all for the cause.

I love it when a clever fundraising idea is promoted so brilliantly and I hope that this will be a huge success for Brett Bonfield and the teens who need a space to hang out at the Collingswood Library.

Click here for more info on the 5K Race and Collingswood Book Festival.


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  • 1. Brett  |  July 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Thanks. Emerald (the filmmakers) deserve a lot of credit for overcoming the many deficiencies of their leading man.

    I hope we have a great turn out for the race. The teens of Collingswood deserve to have a great area in their library, so we're doing our best to do right by them.

  • 2. Kathryn  |  July 29, 2009 at 9:29 am

    This is fabulous and shows how playing and loosening up can help you create something really unique! Good for Collingswood for having some fun – and getting their message out too!

  • 3. Emily  |  July 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I love it! Bravo!

  • 4. Akearns  |  July 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Aha, I just KNEW there was a reason I had gone into training for my first 5K which I ran on July 25th.


    Even though I WILL not be able to beat Brett by this date, I will RUN! Fantastic idea, video, and plan!

    Go, Brett, go!

  • 5. Janie L. Hermann  |  July 29, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    It is my son's 5th Birthday that day and we have plans to go to Great Wolf Lodge otherwise I would participate too – not sure I would finish, but I would at least give it a try. I just started a new exercise regime and hope to be able to at least speed walk 5K some time soon.

    It would be great to have a whole posse of NJ librarians chasing after Brett!

  • 6. Lisa Coats  |  July 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Excellent! Can I donate without running? Yoga is more my pace.

  • 7. Bill  |  September 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Please post your time for the race.
    If he beats my time for that day, I will send the $25.00. If I beat him, I will send $15.00
    If he is wearing Vibram shoes, I suspect he is actually a ringer, even with a suit and tie.

  • 8. Barb Smith  |  September 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    This is great!! Well done on every level.

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