On October 18-19, the 4th annual Moron’athon took place. The Moron’athon is a 24-hour ultra-marathon relay held in Shanghai. Teams of 6 runners take turns completing 5km laps over a non-stop 24 hour period.
In all, over 1,200 runners competed and all of the money raised went to support the worthy charity Operation Smile (providing free surgeries to repair people born with cleft lip). More information can be found at http://china.operationsmile.org/ and http://www.moronathon.org/
Dan Krassenstein is Procon Pacific LLC’s Director of Asia Operations and has competed in this race since its inception 4 years ago. This year, he ran 40km.
The Dandelion Library is a China-based initiative to provide world class libraries to children in impoverished parts of China. This is accomplished by donations.
Dan Krassenstein is Procon Pacific LLC’s Director Asia Operations. Dan has raised considerable funds for this worthy charity and also takes time each month to read English language children stories to the children. As he is often training for a running or biking event, he combines the exercise to bike/run over to the Dandelion Library on the other side of Shanghai (Pudong) to stay involved (thus explaining the unusual attire in the photos!).
November 2, 2014 was the running of the annual Shanghai Marathon.
Procon Pacific’s Director of Asia Operations, Dan Krassenstein, participated in the Half-Marathon event.
This is Dan’s 9th straight year of running either the half or full marathon in Shanghai. This year, Dan ran to support the One Less Orphan charity organization (http://www.1lessorphan.org/) The worthy China-based philanthropy works to help underprivileged families deal with exorbitant medical costs for their child.