Name: Donald Lange
From: Sharon Springs
Bio: Hi! I'm Donald Lange from Sharon Springs.
God has blessed me with a great job at R&L Carriers out of their Albany terminal, my final career change before I retire.
When I'm not trucking or running with GTD you can usually find me volunteering at the AMEN Place Food Pantry in Amsterdam. We prepare over 650 boxes of food for needy families in the area each week, up from the 250/week before the Covid pandemic.
I'm running the Boilermaker this year as a personal challenge. I hope to get back in shape by losing weight, improving my heart health and controlling my blood pressure.
Running with the Go The Distance team has been a real challenge and a real joy. Everyone is friendly, supportive and encouraging! Particularly helpful to me is the training schedule that is preparing me to literally go the distance. I'll be 67 (I once thought that was old) in October and the training has made all the difference for me.
If you've been thinking about running the Boilermaker and thought it was too great a challenge, let me encourage you to join the GTD team next year. With their training and support you too can Go The Distance.