RRCA Keeping Pace

So, you think you like to run and you can run all day and all night! Well, I know one man that would challenge that . . . Dean Karnazes! I read about this amazing, marathon man a couple of years back in Runners World. I don't think he sleeps and if he does, its when he is running!

Well, RRCA recently announced that in New York, NY (July TK, 2008) – Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising, will present the national premiere of Journeyfilm’s feature documentary UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days. The film, which chronicles the amazing feats of running legend Dean Karnazes and The North Face Endurance 50, in which he ran 50 marathons in 50 different states in 50 consecutive days. Tickets, purchase information and show times can be found at http://www.50marathons.com/.

In 1997, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) founded the National Run to Work Day. The purpose of the event was to get runners to leave their cars at home and run to and from work. While the event was successful in cities with well developed pedestrian networks and mass transit, the organization realized that running to work was probably not feasible for most of the working population.
On September 19, 2008, the Road Runners Club of America will promote the 3rd Annual National Run@Work Day. The goal of National Run@Work Day is for RRCA members and individuals across the country to host community based events that encourage people to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily lives. This goal can be achieved by a running club, an individual, or a corporation hosting a running or walking event with the duration of at least thirty-five minutes before work, during lunch, or immediately after work. The RRCA encourages the American public to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily lives which can markedly improve one's overall physical health. For more information, check out http://www.rrca.org/.
Posted on July 28, 2008 .