Mao-a-thon man! Wester tops 100 km in first three days


Mike Wester of The Beijinger is ahead of the pace needed to reach his goal of walking 900 kilometers in 30 days as a fundraiser for this year’s Maovember campaign. Buoyed by a 50-km jaunt around Beijing’s Third Ring Road to kick off his mission on Wednesday, November 1, he has put in two more consecutive days of steady walking to easily clear 100 km by the time the clock struck midnight on November 3.

Wester aims to raise rmb60,000 for this year’s charity partners, The Library Project and Bread of Life, and already has more than rmb15,000 in sponsorships. To read his pledge or sponsor him, see this link. And expect more updates here and on the maovember Facebook page.

Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.