Next stop Austin: Nesvold passes halfway point of 100-mile charity run

Published 8:31 pm Saturday, October 11, 2014

Austin chiropractor Kelly Nesvold is well past the halfway point of his 100-mile run to raise money to fight hunger.

Nesvold kicked off the 100M4HUNGER run at the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday morning, a day Gov. Mark Dayton declared 100M4HUNGER Day.

By around 5:45 p.m., he was going strong and skipped a planned stop to keep moving while he felt good and still had daylight.

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Nesvold and his pacer runners reached the halfway mark on Gates Avenue in Rice County soon after. A few hours later, they were still on Gates Avenue southwest of Faribault.

Nesvold is fighting a prior foot injury but still plans to reach Cornerstone Church in Austin, 1403 First Ave. SW, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

“It’s making it less enjoyable but we’re still moving forward,” Nesvold said of the injury.

“It’s still attached,” one of his pacer runners joked.

Nesvold already met one big goal recently: He’s already surpassed his fundraising goal and has brought in more than $28,000 to fight hunger. The money will go to charity Convoy of Hope, a faith-based nonprofit that does disaster relief in 11 countries, to fund more than 100,000 meals for children. He was thankful for the support he received from his family, Cornerstone Church and the community. To donate, visit his 100M4Hunger website.

Church members and people in the community will greet Nesvold at the church Sunday. Updates are being posted to the 100M4HUNGER Facebook page, and people can also track Nesvold’s progress through the Glympse app.

Nesvold is owner of Wellness 1st Chiropractic in Austin.

Click here to read the most recent story on Nesvold’s run. 

Click here to read the original Herald article about Nesvold’s run. 

Check Monday’s Herald for a story on how the run finished.