Last night, gap intelligence had the pleasure of attending the Homebrew Fundraiser for Richard Runs California at the Local Habit in the heart of Hillcrest.  Richard Nares, executive director and co-founder of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) will dare to tackle the not so easy feat of running from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital to raise money for ENF.  Richard and Diane Nares founded the non-profit organization after losing their only son to cancer.  Richard will begin his run on May 4th and end it 30 days later on June 1st.  He will be running 700 miles total!

As with all ENF events, the Homebrew Fundraiser for Richard Runs California was a ton of fun and a huge success.  Dave and Jessica McKean created several special homebrews to commemorate Richard’s run: “700 Miles IPA”, “4 Pairs of Shoes IPA” and “Run Richard Run IPA”.  Well over 100 guests attended the event to see Richard off and wish him well.  It was smiles all around.  Something so incredible had to be toasted after all!

Richard’s passion for running began after he made a promise to Emilio that he would run the Boston Marathon.  Emilio was undergoing a bone marrow transplant in Boston and they watched the runners race by his window.  Richard kept his promise and hasn’t stopped running since.

ENF hopes to generate awareness and funds to keep the many programs that ENF provides humming along.  ENF hopes to raise $75,000 through Richard’s run to support low income families whose children are battling cancer.  To learn more about how you can support Richard Runs California and to track ENF’s fundraising progress follow the link below:

gap will be eagerly welcoming Richard back to San Diego at the finish line at Rady Children’s Hospital on June 1st.

We want to wish you the best of luck, Richard!  We will be cheering you on for all 700 miles!