Little was registering for the Oak Mountain 50K race in Pelham Alabama scheduled for March 19 when the fundraising idea hit him. The community can pledge sponsor money per mile Little will run in the ultramarathon. All funds will go to the Coosa Middle School cross country team. “I figured why not raise a little money while I run,” said Little. “This will help me give back to the Coosa program that has been such a big part of my life as a runner.”
Little typically runs 40 to 50 miles each week preparing for a race. “I usually get up at 4:30 a.m. and run before school,” stated Little. “Generally, I will run 6 to 10 miles on weekdays and I will take a long run on Saturday.” Oak Mountain is the second ultramarathon for Little as he competed in the Mt. Cheaha 50K last year. The Oak Mountain race is a 33-mile course in Oak Mountain State Park near Pelham.