Jari Määttä is a man with a mission. Today at 2:00 pm he began his "Satasen lenkki yhdelle" - a 100 km run to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care in Finland.
While running 100 kilometers is a huge accomplishment at any time, what makes this particular run special is that he is doing it on a treadmill in the window of Vakiopaine - a bar where I also happen to be employed.
Jari hopes to complete the run by last call, giving him 13.5 hours to get the job done. All proceeds will be directed to Kriisikeskus Mobile.
The run is being sponsored by these businesses and organizations:
Tunturi-Hellberg Oy Ltd
Kylpylä ja kuntoutus Peurunka
Link to Keskisuomalainen article concerning this event.
Link to this event's Facebook page.
This event will also be covered on the 10 pm news on MTV3 in Finland.
4.43 km taken care of in the first half hour...