Updated May 6, 2014 - 11:25 am
Gilbert man to run 100 miles for fallen friend
PHOENIX -- For the second straight year, Gilbert resident Trevor Davenport is doing something special for a dear friend who recently lost his life.
On Saturday, May 17, Davenport, along with anyone who wants to join him, is hosting the Hom 100, a 100-mile race in memory of his friend Tony Hom, who died last September from ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
"It allows both friends and family that knew Tony to come out and ride their bikes and run or walk ... and remember Tony as best as they can," said Davenport.
Davenport said he hopes to raise anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 dollars leading up to an ALS Assocation walk later this year. He said last year's Hom 100 raised around $8,000.
The race is set to begin at 8 a.m. in the Freeman Farms neighborhood near Greenfield and Ocotillo roads in Gilbert, and Davenport said he'll run the entire 100-mile course.
"I usually go nonstop for 28 to 30 hours. For the most part, it's through the night."
He said he'll stop to eat and drink along the way, but it's all about raising awareness of ALS, which remains incurable.
Hom left behind a wife of 25 years and three children. He was first diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2012, losing his battle to the disease just over a year later.
To find out more about the race or to make a donation, click here.
Jeremy Foster, News Editor