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The Race to End Childhood Obesity

A South Bay native, Patrick Sweeney is most likely to be spotted running along the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, catching rays and wearing nothing but shorts and a smile. On January 16 – his 36th birthday – Sweeney will veer from his ocean-side path and join an international team of run on a 4 1/2 month journey.

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Strength of Iron, Heart of Gold

For most of us, exercise is a fun, healthy – but casual – way to get out of the house and stay in shape. In the world of sports, however, there’s a category that goes beyond our weekly bouts at the gym, or a pick-up game with the guys: some sports out there are Extreme. Sports like the famous Iron Man Triathlon races exist to push the limits of human ability and endurance. The full Iron Man race pits athletes against 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of bike racing, and a marathon 26.2 miles of running – all in one stretch. Finishing any one course is a workout even for a professional athlete; completing all three amounts to a Feat of Hercules…

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Can You Guess How Many Marathons Yolanda Holder Has Walked?

Meet Yolanda Holder, the “Walking Diva.” Power walker and Guinness World Record holder, Yolanda uses her unique form of racing to highlight the benefits of exercise. In the beginning, Yolanda was a race walker. Unlike power walking, it is judged for technique and form. She combined the two types of walking to create her own style of power walking. When asked about her definition of power walking, Yolanda replied, “Basically, power walking is your own style of walking. Pumping your arms as you walk creates more…

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Can you Guess the Length of the Longest Footrace?

You’ve probably heard the story of Pheidippides, the Greek soldier who, in 490 B.C., ran 26 miles from the town of Marathon to Athens. When he arrived, he announced a battleground victory over the Persians with his cry of, “Nike! (Victory!)”, and promptly dropped dead. Over 2,000 years later the marathon – so named for the spot of Pheidippides’ finish and defined by the approximate length of his run, 42.195 kilometers or 26 miles and 385 yards – was incorporated into the first modern Olympics in 1896 and has since spread across the globe…

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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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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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California Challenge Races

Run-Walk Events is excited to announce the California Challenge Races! In the run up to the historic Race Across USA, we have added two shorter races in California – the Race Across California Urban Challenge and the Race Across California Desert Challenge. While we have had a lot of interest from runners who are interested in running across the entire state of California, 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!

The route for Race Across California Urban Challenge will start at the Huntington Beach Pier and follow the Santa Ana River, passing Anaheim Stadium…

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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

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Announcing Race Across USA

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