Race Across USA Seeks Core Team Members

The Race Across USA is a 140-day stage race across the USA to raise awareness about childhood “inactivity”, to raise money for the 100 Mile Club® and to sign up as many schools as possible along the way. This event starts in Huntington Beach, CA on January 16, 2015.

Overview

According to the CDC, childhood “inactivity” has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. At the present time, 18% (or almost one in five) children, aged 6-19 in the United States are obese. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are, therefore, more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. But what can be done?

The Goal of the Race

The goals for the Race Across USA are three fold:

  • Raise awareness about the “inactivity” epidemic in young people
  • Raise funds to sponsor students who cannot afford the cost of the 100 Mile Club® (it costs $10 per year to pay for administration, postage and the incentives)
  • Visit schools along the route with the hope of starting new club

Race Format

The route will start in California and end in Maryland, covering a total of 13 states (CA, AZ, NM, TX, LA, AR, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD) plus Washington DC. Ten athletes will run the entire width of the United States. In addition, a limited number of others may sign up to run a state. The total distance of the route from coast to coast is approximately 3,000 miles. The entire journey will take 140 days to run. Rest days have been added so that runners can visit schools along the way. On Day 2, the runners will stop briefly at the headquarters of the 100 Mile Club® in Norco, CA. On Day 139, the runners will also stop at the White House in Washington DC to show their appreciation for the First Lady’s support of this important issue.

Race Format

If you are interested in applying to join the core team of this once-in-a-lifetime event, please contact us to schedule an interview.

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7 comments on “Race Across USA Seeks Core Team Members
  1. Solomon Shapiro says:

    I would love to run California. Better start training on 10/22/13.
    Sol

  2. Tracy Cohen-Peranteau says:

    Are you still looking for core runners? I am an elementary school teacher who is VERY interested in being a part of the core running team!!!

  3. Erskien Lenier says:

    I want to be one of the 10 for the full crossing. I can be reached at 951-515-8905

  4. Mieko Morita says:

    WoW, where was I?? I did not know all about this, but now I know. Please keep in the consideration as runner.
    EC100 Legacy Runner, Mieko Morita.

  5. henley phillips says:

    hi there, very interested in this great cause and adventure; please contact!

  6. Brian Curro says:

    I am planning a transcon run of my own in 2015 but I would very much like to participate in this one as well. I think the cause is incredible and very inspirational.