Written by Darren Van Soye, co-Race Director, Race Across USA.
I wanted the Race Across USA Video Three-Minute Overview to accomplish a couple of things. First, I wanted it to be short. My goal was two minutes. Unfortunately, it came out almost double that at 3:53. Secondly, I wanted to put the “Race” into proper context. While there have been literally hundreds (even thousands) of people who have walked or run across the United States in the last 100 years, there have been very few organized events and still fewer races. Finally, I wanted to make sure to highlight why we are running over 3,000 miles… namely, to highlight the epidemic of childhood “inactivity” here in the United States and, in fact, the world over. Being a runner myself, it just seemed natural to use my passion to try to help others. Our partnership with 100 Mile Club© is the logical extension of the idea that ultra runners can take the activity they love and pass it on to others – in this case, to children. The 100 Mile Club© is in over 700 schools in nearly every US State as well as three other countries – Canada, New Zealand and Japan. You can learn more about it here.
If you are interested in running one of the states along the route, please click on one of the links below to learn more.
Race Across California (Jan 16-27, 2015) Race Across Arizona (Jan 27-Feb 14, 2015) Race Across New Mexico (Feb 14-Mar 3, 2015) Race Across Texas (Mar 3-29, 2015) Race Across Louisiana (Mar 29-Apr 1, 2015) Race Across Arkansas (Apr 1-9, 2015)
- Race Across Mississippi (Apr 9-17, 2015)
- Race Across Alabama (Apr 17-26, 2015)
- Race Across Georgia (Apr 26-May 6, 2015)
- Race Across South Carolina (May 6-12, 2015)
- Race Across North Carolina (May 12-24, 2015)
- Race Across Virginia (May 24-Jun 2, 2015)