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Two Washingtonians Rev Engines on Charitable Trek to Mongolia

July 20, 2007

Two Washington residents are beginning the ride of their lives as they take off from London in the 2007 Mongol Rally Saturday. They'll be traveling a third of the way around the world in a car with a very small engine. On average, only half of the 200 teams make it to the finish line. Team SKODA member Brian Anderson says finishing the race will be a major accomplishment, but the race is really about charity.

"The idea is to challenge people to do something that you wouldn't normally do, and not just do it to have fun, but do it to actually help people out along the way."

Anderson explains that all the charities the teams raise money for help people in countries along the route. His team will be donating their proceeds to the Northwest-based group Mercy Corps for work in Mongolia, and to Sworde Teppe, which is based in Tajikistan.

"The routes are pretty vague, but all the charities that we're raising money for affect the countries that are sort of along the routes."

Anderson notes that last year 170 teams raised over $400,000 for selected charities. A closing party for the race is Aug. 19 for whoever makes it to the finish line.

Information on the race and how to track Team SKODA are online at www.mongolrally.com and www.findteamskoda.com.

Dondrea Warner/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WA