Running to Raise Money for Adoption

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This weekend, thousands of runners will take part in the Pikes Peak Ascent. It's a half marathon that starts in Manitou Springs and ends on the on the peak.

Jamie Berry isn't an avid runner.

"I've always hated running," said Jamie Berry.

But, he'll be lacing up his running shoes to raise money for a good cause. He and his wife, Misty want to adopt two children from Ethiopia.

"Even before we met, I think we both wanted to have an international family and so when we started dating it got brought up in conversation," said Misty Berry.

The couple has now been married for three years and is ready to start a family.

"It's really expensive to adopt. It costs about $30,000. I knew we couldn't afford to do it by ourselves," said Jamie Berry.

That's why Jamie decided to start training and embark on a journey to the top of Pikes Peak.

"He's been a trooper. This will be his fourth race this year. I'm just hoping he survives it," laughed Misty Berry.

He's already got $1,000 in donations and hopes to collect more money.

"We've sent out letters to our friends and family and hope they're willing to support us," said Misty Berry.

Support that is needed to get to the finish line and give two children a new life.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Berry's and what they're doing.