Send Montana girl to the Desert! For a Spartan Race Dubai!!

Candice Day Start Date: Jul 31, 2018 - End Date: Nov 30, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • United Arab Emirates

My Travel Story

by: Candice Day Start Date: Jul 31, 2018 - End Date: Nov 30, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
A couple years ago I was fat, depressed and lost. Then I found Spartan obstacle course racing. I found a new drive to push harder be stronger. I challenged my own boundaries overcoming fears of walls, falls and mud. I opened my mind and heart and started to travel again. Through Spartan I have made friendships and bonds with complete strangers. 
I want to take these lessons one step further and challenge the belief system I was raised in. I was taught to fear Muslim people, their culture and the countries. Through a strange chain of events I have fallen in love with the wonderous place called Dubai, UAE. I have recently registered to race in the women's only Spartan race and all I need is your help to get there. 
I cant wait to stand inside a mosque and listen to the call to prayer, to ride camels in the Arabian desert, to make friends with Arab women athletes on the course through our common bond as athletes. Help me to overcome the mental barriers ingrained in my upbringing while I climb the physical walls in the race. Sponsor me today! I just need $1500 to buy the flight! Thank you! 
  • United Arab Emirates