Race Across USA in a Nutshell

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.

Race Across USA – 3 Minute Overview from Race Across USA on Vimeo.

If you are interested in running one of the states along the route, please click on one of the links below to learn more.

If you are interested in a particular state, click on one of the links below.

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