May 18th I will begin setting the New World Record by averaging 70 miles a day for 45 days. We need everyone to get involved with this incredible journey. I will begin my Record Run starting in San Francisco, California and head through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and finishing in New York City, New York for a total of 3,100 miles. I will be running for Answer http://www.aspergersmn.org/ to help raise awareness and support for Aspergers and Autism. My contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am seeking help in donations and funding to accomplish this task. It could be your efforts, equipment and necessities or financial. My goal is to run from San Francisco to New York City, just a little over 3,100 miles in 45 days. Any help, suggestions and connections would be greatly appreciated. A Donation Button is provided above for any individual or group interested in contributing to expenses to cover the run and Answer. Failure is not an option, We're going to accomplish this.
Thank You and God Bless
Sincerely, Steve Knowlton
Our mission is to increase public awareness for Aspergers and Autism in a positive way and create support for families, caregivers, professionals and individuals who are touched by Aspergers and Autism. ANSWER's is a network that advocates for community awareness, furthering research, better education and support of individuals and families living with Asperger's Syndrome.
In 2010, with inner determination and help from God, I ran Solo 3,717 miles across America, from Seattle to Key Largo. For this Run I am curently being trained by the World Famous runner Terry Hitchcock who ran 75 marathons in 75 days,
Strength training taught by Curt Strait of Koko FitClub.
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When I was an eighth grader my English teacher Mr. Dodge had us do a book report and I decided to write about "Walk Across America", by Peter Jenkins. This awoke in me a spirit of adventure. I ran my first marathon that year and I knew one day I would run across America. In the Fall of 2009 I met Terry Hitchcock who ran from St. Paul to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games. I was very impressed and inspired by Terry. I read his incredible book "A Fathers Odyssey", about single parenthood, the loss of his first wife to cancer and overcoming all odds by running over a marathon a day for 75 days. I knew I had to run across America and do whatever it took to accomplish it.
The following year I ran across this beautiful Country in 2010, from Seattle, Washington to Key Largo, Florida 3,717 miles in 100 days. During one stretch of my run pushing a 80 lb stroller through Wyoming, I ran 45 miles up the Elk Mountain, the next day ran 54 miles to Laramie and another 50 miles to Cheyenne. I have also run 46 marathons and seven ultra marathons many over 50 miles (one was 70 miles the equivalent of over two and a half marathons!). I found my running inspiration when my Dad ran the City of Lakes marathon when I was 12. I thought I should be able to do that, so I ran Grandmas Marathon in 1979 when I was 13 yrs old, the youngest one to finish that year. I credit my Father for getting me into long distance running, he also has run about 40 marathons. I thank my Mother for instilling in me my Spiritual Strength and relationship with God. I remember so many Sunday mornings hoping my parents would sleep in so I could watch the John Gallos Comedy hour, she knew what was important, thanks Mom.