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Race Across the USA Launches Indiegogo Campaign

We currently have a dozen runners who have a passion for the cause and have committed to run coast to coast to inspire our youth. These runners will visit schools along the route and participate in community events to raise awareness about the benefits of childhood fitness. In order to participate in this charity event, each runner must make a registration payment to cover liability insurance, campground fees, hotel reservations and gas.

The problem is that this registration amount doesn’t begin to pay for the full cost of running this event. Right now, we are short $14,000. That’s why we are asking for your help. Every dollar you donate will help us close this gap…

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Early Registration Ends on Friday Midnight

Early registration for the Race Across California ends this Friday at midnight. The current price is $290 for all ten days of running. There are also two four-day events (Quadzilla!) for $190. The price will increase by $50. Learn more

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Is Your Date Still Available? Sponsor a Day of the Race Across the USA!

Businesses and individuals can sponsor a day for as a little as $125. You can honor a loved one, celebrate a birth or commemorate an anniversary. “Literally any date that we are running can be used” says Darren Van Soye. When users hover over that day, a window will appear with your personal message and a photo of your choice.

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Childhood Obesity – How Does Your State Stack Up?

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. At the present time, 12.5 million children, ages 6-19 in the United States, are obese. Many more are overweight.

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Suggested Packing List for the Race Across USA

Packing for a four-day, state or even the epic coast-to-coast race is tricky. You don’t want to forget something. But, you must also limit your gear to what will fit within two large (5,000 cu in/80 liter) duffle bags. The

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Ray Zahab Added As Advisor

Ray Zahab, founder of impossible2Possible (i2P) and a member of the team that crossed the continent of Africa in the documentary film titled “Running The Sahara”, has been added to the advisory board for the Race Across USA, scheduled to begin in January 2015. On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, both accomplished runners, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. One Hundred Eleven (111) days and 7,500 km after leaving the coast of Senegal, they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea. The documentary film “Running The Sahara”, produced by Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award winner James Moll, was created in an effort to raise awareness for the drinking water crisis in North Africa…

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David Warady Added as Advisor

David Warady, winner of the 1992 TransAm transcontinental race, has been added to the advisory board for the Race Across USA, scheduled to begin in January 2015. At age 22, while in college, David committed to becoming the best runner he could be. Over the next 18 years, he ran numerous marathons, ultra-marathons, and multi-day races, winning his very first ultra-marathon, the 1987 Southern California 50 Mile District Championships…

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Road Trip – Driving the Race Across USA Route Backwards

Read about our 3,080-mile road trip along the route for the Race Across USA. Hear about our challenges, the people that we met and the fantastic opportunities that we have already locked in along the way. For example, learn how our runners will be honored by the city of Fort Worth with a street fair with the Dallas Cowboys as we pass through the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Or, how we made it to the front page in the city of Roswell, NM. Or, how we were treated like rock stars at several schools along the way, to the point that kids were asking for our autographs…

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The 1929 Bunion Derby, Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace across America

In the following guest post, writer Charles Kastner introduces his newest book entitled “The 1929 Bunion Derby, Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace across America”. Published by Syracuse University Press.

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Arizona Challenge Races

Run-Walk Events is excited to announce the Arizona Challenge Races! In the run up to the historic Race Across USA, we have added two shorter races in Arizona – the Race Across Arizona Valley of the Sun and the Race Across Arizona Beeline and Beyond. While we have had a lot of interest from runners who are interested in running across the entire state of Arizona, some runners just can’t get the time away from work. These two “Challenge” races are less expensive and just four days long. In fact, we have “wrapped” them around weekends. That is, both races start on a Friday and end on a Monday. Think of it: four back-to-back marathons in only four days – a QUADZILLA!…

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