One of The Running Event’s favorite personalities, Meb Keflezighi, will as usual be all around the Austin Convention Center during TRE23 and this year he is even taking the opportunity to promote his Meb Foundation charity with a special event.

The Meb Foundation’s mission is to be a collaborator and leader in the areas of youth health, education and fitness. Since 2010, the Foundation has been a leader in providing impactful support to those in need. It supports programs and events that:

• Empower youth and their families to “Maintain Excellent Balance.”

• Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles.

• Provide opportunities for children to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports.

• Engage entire communities in promoting youth health, education and fitness.

“By winning the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic silver medal, I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed of in my professional running career,” Meb tells Running Insight. “Now my goal is to help inspire people to lead healthy and active lifestyles and the Meb Foundation is a big part of my mission.”

And, of course, The Running Event is an ideal place to spread the word on the Foundation’s efforts and to help raise some funds to support its mission. To that end, one of Meb’s partners, CEP Compression, is sponsoring a Happy Hour – Take Flight With CEP To Oktoberfest 2024 – on Wednesday November 29, from 5 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. – that will allow people to join in the effort.

Attendees can stop by CEP Compression Booth #1325 to meet Meb and support his foundation by giving donations for a chance to win a trip to Oktoberfest 2024 with CEP Compression. 

Here are the details:

• Entries will be accepted from 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

• Winner will be announced in the CEP Booth at 6:15 p.m. by Meb himself.

• All donations will be taken through the Meb Foundation website via a QR code at the CEP booth.

• Every $25 donation receives one giveaway entry; donate $100 and get five entries.

• Two additional tickets will be drawn to receive a CEP prize pack.

• Must be present at time of drawing to win

Next stop: Oktoberfest 2024!