30 Day Challenge 2023

RIM to rIM TO RIM (R3), grand canyon az



Welcome to the 30 Day HAU GEAR Challenge. This challenge was created as a personal endeavor to dedicate 30 days towards becoming stronger physically, mentally, spiritually, and towards making a HUGE impact in the lives of others.

For 30 days,  you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself to run, walk, or crawl as far and as long as possible. 

THE CHALLENGE: Cover as many indoor or outdoor miles within a 30 day period using foot power. Simple…but not easy 🙂

Why do it? Because its very achievable for most people committed to living a better life and very challenging for those who want to push themselves to greater levels of personal discipline and higher satisfaction. There is no timeclock, no required location to show up, or no one to tell you what you can or can’t do. It’s just you against you. You’re commitment to this challenge is the only measuring stick to your success.


We call it leveraging internal and external accountability. By making a commitment to something greater than yourself you’re able to create a greater “WHY” which leads to a better you and a bigger impact. At HAU Gear our initiative is that of equipping women of all ages, living as villagers in remote parts of Nepal, with the vocational skills necessary to bring economic hope to themselves, their families, and their community. We run to change our life and in the process change the lives of others. To learn more about our initiative in Nepal CLICK HERE


Our goal from this 30 day challenge is to raise funds to support sewing clinics throughout the Ruby Valley region of Nepal for 2024. The aim is to empower young ladies in each village throughout the region with the skills, tools, and confidence to sew items for the local schools within those communities. 100% of your donation and support goes towards that initiative in Nepal. Click Here to see some of our past student graduates.


There are no limit to how many miles you can run or walk in a day. Even running 30 miles total during the 30 day challenge would be a super awesome achievement. You choose the location to run and the time of day. Yes, you can run streets or trails…or even indoors. No, you can’t have someone else run for you. That’s a naughty thing to do. We also call it cheating…on yourself. There is no limit to how many people can sponsor you. 100% of all the proceeds go to our HAUGEAR nonprofit foundation to help create sustainable vocational education for the villagers in Nepal (Check out our clinics) You do not need to be sponsored to run. This is a totally FREE event…but it would be awesome if others wanted to support you and sponsor the initiative 🙂 Can you run and raise awareness and support for another cause? Absolutely! Simply let us know which nonprofit you would like to promote and we’ll reach out to them to let them know you want to raise support for them. That way you can have people and corporations make a pledge for each run you complete and have that pledge benefit your nonprofit.

Graduating Sewing Students
Ruby Valley Students from surrounding villages
Sewing Bag Distribution
East meets West 🙂
An unexpected reception
Delivering Sewing Supplies
Leg Power in Overdrive
The Power of One
Outdoor Training Session
Creating International Hope
Embracing the Suck
...with a smile 🙂
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We are so thankful for our partnership with Alpine Ramble Trekking. Without their support and leadership our work in Nepal would not be possible. If you are looking for a trek of a lifetime please visit their site and book one of their amazing treks throughout the most amazing destinations in the world. Take their Ruby Valley Discovery Trek and see where our mission began.

Current sewing outreach Projects

We are so proud of the work the Alpine Ramble Team is doing to provide continued sewing education to the students in Ruby Valley. Currently they are learning how to make hats and gloves to be distributed this Christmas to children in the villages. We are hoping that in the near future we can open a retail store in Thamel (the trekking capital of the world) to showcase the products being made in the villages and thereby help the students create sustainable income for themselves and their families.


Life can be challenging. Often we might find ourselves being challenged by things we feel we cannot control. We get that! The 30 Day HAU GEAR Challenge has been designed to empower us with the faith and hope necessary to develop better ways of learning how we might respond to the daily challenges we face in life. Simply put, its a goal of crossing sections of every state within the United States on foot. Whether you choose to go east to west, west to east, north to south, or south to north, we know that any direction is a direction towards forward movement. Last year year, during our 30 Day Challenge to bring awareness to our ministry in Nepal, we crossed the state of Arizona from North to South. Here is our Journey!


On October 4th we began our journey cross the world famous Grand Canyon, starting at the South Rim, via the Bright Angel Trail, and up the North Rim via the North Kaibab Trail, and back to the South Rim. This endeavor would cover 48+ miles round trip and provide us with an elevation change of 20,700 feet. The goal would be to complete it as many times as possible within a 30 day window of time  And in the process we are hoping to bring more awareness to the work we are doing in Nepal…helping to create sustainable hope through sewing and development in remote regions of the Ruby Valley District in Nepal. To learn more, click here.