GYPSUM — Lucas Rivera lives to run, and he describes his latest undertaking as "running for life."
In October, Rivera will be running the Moab 240 — which is actually a 238.3-mile trail run and one stage of a renowned Triple Crow 200-mile race series. An avid distance runner, Rivera completed the first stage of the Triple Crown last year when he ran the Bigfoot 200 through the Cascade Mountain Range.
He has always run to push himself, but this fall, he will also be running to benefit locals who need assistance. He is collecting pledges, and his Moab 240 run will benefit Speak Up, Reach Out — a local suicide prevention group.
"I want those who are suffering through dark times to be able to see the light and know that there is help and hope," Rivera said.