SumMaory | Mao-a-thon in Ritan Park


We had runners. And walkers. And strollers. And even one napper at this year’s “mao-a-thon” in-Ritan Park. The event is a more modest version of the 75 km walk Mike “Mao-a-thon Man” Wester did in 2017 as part of his month-long 900-km journey.

People could complete 28 laps (42 km) in Ritan Park as individuals (Loren Heinold finished!) or relay teams. In true Maovember spirit, participants brought water, oranges, bananas, chocolate, wine and more to share. And were further fueled four times during the day with tasty pizza treats donated by Baozza.

Thanks to all who joined the mao-a-thon, Baozza for keeping us fueled, and those who shuttled those pizza treats between between Q Mex and Ritan Park.

The mao-a-thon raised 12,450 (124,500 mao) for this year’s Maovember partner The Library Project. Here are some photos from the day.

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.