Run for Scholarship Marathon

  • Report: Virtual Marathon a Success

    2020 Run for a Scholarship Marathon Adapts to Covid 19 J.B. Hoover’s Marathon video No one showed up for the marathon, except the two of us and the birds.  At 7:00 a.m., Alton Baker park in Eugene was filled with geese, herons and mallards.  2019’s Bend Oregon Marathon, which began with lots of human activity and noise, was cancelled.  In its place, I chose to run my “virtual” Marathon on “Pre’s Trail” in the park.  Steve Prefontaine was a world class distance runner who trained in this same park in the 1970’s.  After his passing at age 24, this wonderful …Read More

  • Announcement: 2020 Run for Scholarship Goes Virtual

    Every year since 2007 I have run a marathon to raise funds for scholarships for ARI Participants. Over the last 13 years we have raised together $133,377 for scholarships!  Congratulations to us all! I am appealing to you today, to ask that you sponsor me for this year’s “Run for a Scholarship.” Scholarships are the lifeblood of ARI. Which is why, every year ARI and AFARI work diligently to find full scholarships for all those who participate in the Rural Leaders’ Training Program. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we always fall short of our goal of a full scholarship for every deserving applicant. I believe that you and …Read More

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Vision Tours

AFARI Safari 2019

Kenya Vision Tour 2019

Earlier in 2019, AFARI led its first “Safari” to Kenya where trip participants visited sending organizations and ARI graduates in the Mt. Kenya East region before meeting in Nairobi with more ARI graduates and representatives of potential sending organizations. Bev Abma and Tomoko Arakawa lead the tour. Read More:

Tanzania Vision Tour 2022