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Tips from troops who turn extreme endurance feats into charity fundraisers

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Marine Lt. Col. Bill Conner, Marine Sgt. Enrique Trevino, Marine Sgt. Tyler Chittick and Army Capt. Matt Doellman have all done extreme physical challenges to raise money for charity.

OFFduty reporter Patricia Kime wrote this week about four service members who are pushing themselves to the limit to raise money for nonprofit organizations.

We’ve profiled each of these men individually on the blog, but check out Patricia’s story to get tips on starting your own fundraising challenge.

“People like backing something cool or crazy,” Marine Sgt. Tyler Chittick said. “You tell them you’re going to carry a tree up a mountain, and it’s going to have the names of fallen warriors on it, they go crazy. They love that stuff.”

Read Patricia’s story: Using brawn to raise bucks

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Are you doing something physically extreme for a good cause? Let us know at pt365@militarytimes.com.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .