When Brett Bauer decided that he wanted to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for hydrocephalus, he knew it would involve the one thing he loves to do – ultrarunning. So he partnered with his friend and fellow ultrarunner Matt Campbell to run the Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage, a 200-mile journey from the Canadian border to Langley, WA, on July 12-13, 2019.
That’s right – between the two of them they will run 200 miles! The endeavor, which they’re calling Project No Shunts, will raise awareness and funds for hydrocephalus. Brett’s motivation comes from his nephew Max, who was born with hydrocephalus. The proceeds from the relay race will benefit Team Max’s Peeps at the Seattle WALK to End Hydrocephalus.
“Ultrarunning is my passion and has given me unforgettable experiences and life lessons I wouldn’t have otherwise. Having a platform like ultrarunning to bring awareness and raise funds for a cause near and dear to my heart is an opportunity not everyone has,” Brett explained. “Doing something for someone else who will never be able to repay you makes projects like this bigger than yourself. Like my nephew Max always says, ‘Crazy uncle Brett!’”