Shaun Evans is a local man who’s an ultra-marathon runner who has his 8-year-old son Shamus join him in some of those marathons.

Shaun and Shamus Evans - Power2Push Facebook

You’re probably thinking - “an 8-year-old in a marathon?”

Maybe this next part will clarify it a little better. Shamus was born with Cerebral Palsy, and uses a wheel chair for a primary means of mobility. A group called Ainsley’s Angels Of America helped Shaun get a running chariot so Shamus could join dad in the marathons.

According to the website Ainsleysangles.org/Power-to-push “the duo completed the sweltering 6 hour Ultra Marathon with Shaun supplying the Power To Push” - 45 miles completed with the team coming in first. Shamus came up with the idea to help Ainsley’s Angels Of America and help provide other children with a gift. Something Shamus knows about. The gift of mobility and the ability to participate and compete.

This is where you come in. There is going to be a 5k fundraising on Sunday (October 19) at 10:00 a.m. at the Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown. Shaun and Shamus are preparing to run in the 2015 Rock-n-Roll Las Vegas Marathon on November 16, as part of the Marathon With Meanings. Sunday's fundraiser is to help the duo make their charity marathon a success. It’s like one fundraising event helps the other fundraising event. Between the website and a Facebook page, you can get more information about the event and how you can help.