In 2012, Rev3 set some big goals. Not only were they going to continue to add races to their series (perhaps another yet to be announced? c’mon just tell us already!), but they were going to continue to foster an amazing Pro Team as well as an Age Group team. I am continually surprised by the generosity and encouragement that I have already received from the team in just about a month….this is something so unique and special that it really says a lot about Rev3 as a brand!
But that wasn’t enough. Rev3 wanted to do more. And thus the Rev3 Run Across America was born. On Monday, March 26, Team Rev3 will set out for a 3,458 mile run to end 21 days later at at the Georgetown Hospital’s Lombardi Cancer Centers in Washington, DC.
Ten people. 3,080 miles. 21 days. Don’t even try to do the math about mileage per person – it’s a lot! But they are going to be able to get through it with the motivation and inspiration that comes from doing it for a cause that is near and dear to their hearts. Taking this directly from the “Why Run?” portion of the Rev3 RAA website:
Rev3 events provides athletes the opportunity to achieve personal goals, overcome obstacles, and push their inner limits beyond what they think is possible. On race day the rev3 staff is honored and privileged to share in that excitement with our athletes and family members. We delight in watching their months and maybe even years of hard work and dedication to their training become a reality.
Run Across America gives us the opportunity to touch lives on more than just race day. Rev3 has partnered with the Ulman Cancer Fund. It is a charity we believe in. Each year more than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the united states. In fact, cancer is the leading disease killer among 20-39 year olds. Cancer has in some way shape or form has touched all of our lives. What a better way to celebrate perseverance, determination, courage, and heart than to run across America side by side with people whose lives have been forever changed as a result of this disease. They have had their “defining moment”. It’s time to make ours.
There are a couple ways that you can help them get through this huge feat! First is pledging your support through a donation to help get to the goal of $100,000. Just click on the Donate button on the left of my blog. Another way to get involved is to be a relief runner! I will be out there in the final 3-day push of the run helping get those miles in! If you’re interested in that (check out the website here for the map of all the cities they will be running though) contact me and I’ll forward you on to the right people. And of course, if you have another idea for to become involved in this project as an individual or team, please let me know. No contribution is too small!