On October 28, 2011, ten Team Type 1 Runners began a 3,000 mile, non-stop, relay-style run across America. Through varying weather and terrain, these athletes with Type 1 diabetes ran an average of 18 miles per day to finish in just 15 days. The team completed the journey in New York City on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2011, and once again demonstrated that all things are possible, despite living everyday with an incurable disease. Colleen over at IronDiva wrote about her husband’s Run Across America as part of the Team Type 1 effort. You can read about their journey on the Team Type 1 website. Congratulations to all involved!
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, there is a unique opportunity coming up this spring. Using all or part of 20 rail and canal trails and 2000 miles of road, the Run Across America on Trail will begin on May 30, 2012. Following in the footsteps of the 1992-1995 TRANSAMs and the 2002 and 2004 Runs Across America, the Run Across America on Trail will also be a stage run. The nearly 3360 mile route will take 80 days to run which works out to an average of 42 miles a day. The run will start at/near Twin Harbors State Park in Washington, and the run will end at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware at the eastern terminus of the American Discovery Trail.