MoPub is a company that believes in giving back.
Recently we gathered 12 MoPubbers to participate in The Golden Gate Relay to benefit local nonprofit, Organs R Us . Organs R Us promotes organ donation through athletic events. The awareness they have brought to the massive need of organ donors has been instrumental in helping some of the 110,000 Americans waiting for transplants. Our team, RunForce, ran a total of 191 miles from Calistoga to Santa Cruz in addition to raising money and awareness for Organs R Us.
For 33 hours, RunForce piled 12 runners, backpacks, shoes, snacks and a cooler into one giant 14 seater van. We arrived at the starting line with a decked out and decorated van that had everything from the MoPub logo to quotes from Mike Tyson and John Madden to and a giant yellow unicorn on the back window.
Our first runner took off at 9:30 AM Saturday and the remaining team proceeded to spend the next 33 hours driving and running to and from handoff. MoPub ate, slept, laughed, cried, changed into running costumes, healed blisters, and experienced everything else in between. All grogginess disappeared as our team celebrated crossing the finish line together in Santa Cruz.
We are very proud of RunForce and excited to share in their accomplishments in raising awareness for a good cause as well as pushing their bodies to the limit. Make sure you keep a look out for the team next year as MoPub RunForce will definitely be back and running better than ever.