Inside the Amerithon Challenge: A Q&A with participants Deborah Lea-Powers and Jim Powers

Posted by Run The Edge on Sep 12, 2017 11:17:24 AM

A month ago we, interviewed one of our Amerithon participants, Jim Powers, to see what it was like doing the challenge as a team. Jim and his wife Deborah Lea-Powers are on a team together, striving to reach the finish line at the Washington Monument. After completing 2,016 miles in 2016 for the Run The Year 2016 Challenge, they wanted to find out how to stay motivated and continue staying active. Not only do they have to complete 3,521 miles to finish the challenge, but they get to virtually travel across the USA as they earn badges for each landmark they pass along the way. Read more to hear what it’s like to do the Amerithon Challenge as a two-person team straight from Jim!

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Topics: Amerithon, Fitness challenge, review, team fitness, staying active

The Old Glory Relay and The Amerithon Challenge - A Patriotic Partnership

Posted by Run The Edge on Sep 4, 2017 9:39:20 AM


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DNF the DNF: Do Not Fear the Did Not Finish

Posted by Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli, Sport Psychologist on Aug 24, 2017 4:42:51 PM

“Everyone on social media knows I was doing this race and now I feel so embarrassed. What do I say when they ask me how it went?” — Anonymous DNF athlete

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Topics: Inspiration, Running Advice, mental toughness, psychology, race

RTY2017 Participant Starts Running to Save Her Friend’s Life

Posted by Run The Edge on Aug 17, 2017 4:01:16 PM

Sometimes external factors are what drive us to make a change. For Rebekah, learning that a former coworker needed a kidney transplant led her on a path that changed her life for the better and is helping her give the ultimate gift — life!

Read Rebekah’s transformation story and how she is going to be a living donor.

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5 Major Roadblocks to Starting a New Fitness Journey

Posted by Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli, Sport Psychologist on Aug 5, 2017 8:01:00 AM

CONGRATS on making the commitment to starting a new running or fitness journey! Wait?! Let me double check, you have committed to this thing right?!

Well then, let’s back up a minute. First things first, when we start anything new and unknown, our brains go haywire and start to think of all the crazy “what if’s.” Take the Amerithon Challenge for example—it may seem like an impossible goal. All those sneaky voices flood in and tell us why we can’t do it or what could go wrong. Well, hate to break it to you - your brain is actually doing its job!
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31 Day Yoga Challenge

Posted by Run The Edge on Aug 1, 2017 2:51:50 PM

 Are you ready to increase your stength, flexibility, and overall health with a customizable month long yoga challenge?  

As part of our Monthly Challenge Series for Run The Year 2017, we partnered up with Yoga expert Erin Sampson and Five Parks Yoga to create our August challenge. It is so good that we decided to open it up to everyone wanting to enrich their exercise routines with some yoga!

How do you participate?  Just Download the PDF below with the instructions and video links and join in the fun! This challenge is completely free and completely awesome!  

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Topics: Kara Goucher, Run The Year 2017

wear blue: run to remember story - Seamus Donahue

Posted by Briana Boehmer on Jul 28, 2017 12:15:13 PM

For our re-launch of the Amerithon Challenge, our chosen charity wear blue: run to remember founder Lisa Hallett is sharing the stories of a few of their program recipients.  Today meet Seamus Donahue in Lisa's words:

Eighteen-year old Seamus Donahue ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year, shortly after the one-year anniversary of the death of his father MAJ Michael Donahue. Seamus and his dad had started running together a few years before. I jump in with our Gold Star athletes on the course, whenever I can. Seamus was cruising. Hoping to run a 3:25... but as he ran through the mile, his breath was ragged. "I can't breathe. It's harder than I thought it would be." His pace slowed. And we ran the mile together.

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10 Best Team Names... So Far

Posted by Run The Edge on Jul 18, 2017 4:02:35 PM

Our Top 10 List of Favorite Names

Teams are forming for the 2017 Amerithon challenge and some of the team names are... AMAZING!  

Below is a list of our favorite names from the Amerithon Challenge . Can you come up with a better team name than these?

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Topics: Virtual Challenge, Fitness challenge

wear blue: run to remember story - Teresa Maggart

Posted by Briana Boehmer on Jul 18, 2017 1:48:15 PM

For our re-launch of the Amerithon Challenge, our chosen charity wear blue: run to remember founder Lisa Hallett is sharing the stories of a few of their program recipients.  This week meet Teresa Maggart in Lisa's words:

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The Amerithon 2017 Challenge

Posted by Run The Edge on Jul 10, 2017 1:12:34 PM
Your neighbors are going to think you’re crazy. Your friends might think you’re insane. Your own family might question your mental stability, but this is one virtual challenge that your heart knows you have to do.

Introducing the Amerithon 2017 Challenge! This is the biggest, most prestigious virtual challenge on the planet and you are invited. It sounds difficult, but trust us when we tell you ANYONE CAN DO IT!

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Topics: Amerithon

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