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30 Marathons Down

By EMMA K CARTER Our Race Across the USA team recently hit a big mile marker. Since beginning this race on January 16th our ten core runners, accompanied by numerous state runners, have run 30 marathons in a row. They

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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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How to Run a Transcon in 50 Days

Scheduled to start on January 16, 2015, this transcontinental race has captured the attention of the entire nation. A dozen core team runners have been selected from a pool of over 50 applicants. Each runner will vie for the lead position with the dream of taking first place when the team arrives at the White House in Washington D.C. – our nation’s capital. Though many more athletes would like to join the core team, not everyone can take 140-days off from work. The event organizers have created 13 four-day events sprinkled along the route. Most of them are scheduled over a weekend. So, typically, runners would arrive on Thursday afternoon and beginning running the following day….

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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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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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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 in a Nutshell

I wanted the Race Across 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…

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