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Where: The West Delaware Track in Manchester, Iowa
When: Saturday, July 30th at 6am until Sunday, July 31st at 6am.
Goal: To cover as many miles on the track in the 24 hour time span as possible. I have set the team goal at 1,000 miles. Each individual can create their own goal to accomplish and chip into the accumulative goal of the group.
How: I personally will be running the track for the entire 24 hours with a personal goal of 100 miles. This leaves the other 900 miles left to be accomplished by all of you. You may do your running at anytime within the 24 hour time period. Simply set a personal goal and come to the track at anytime to run your miles. This is a great event for runners of all ages and abilities. Your running will not be timed; the goal is to simply cover as many miles as you'd like. This is the perfect event for anyone who would like to cover a new distance in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Whether you'd like to run your first mile, 5K, marathon or more, this is the event for you. You can arrive at anytime and you may visit the track multiple times within the 24 hour time period as well. This event would be great for runners covering training runs for a future event and first timers alike. Or maybe you'd just like to experience running under the lights at 2am for the first time. The possibilities for individuals participating in this event are endless.
Charity: All proceeds for this event will go towards the Manchester Lions Club Kidsight Vision Screening Program. This is an incredible cause that services all of Delaware County. You can learn more about the Iowa KidSight Vision Program by clicking on the Event Flyer on this page.
Event Swag: All participants in this event will receive a Vision Runner Run Club T Shirt and official member wristband. Upon registration you will be considered an official member of the new Vision Runner Run Club which will grant you invitations to future training runs, community volunteer opportunities, early access and discounts on future events and much more to come. In order to guarantee shirt size availability and race day delivery, be sure to register no later than July 9th. You can register now by clicking the Vision Runner Run Club 24 Hour-1,000 Mile Challenge banner at the top of every page on this site.
Donations: I personally invite and encourage each and every one of you to physically participate in this event. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged, and that includes walking participants. Every mile counts and I would love to see everyone challenge themselves to do whatever they can. That being said, if you'd like to donate to the event without participating, you can do that as well through the registration website by clicking the banner at the top of this site. Any donation of $25 dollars or larger will also receive a T Shirt.
Virtual Option: Can't make it out to Manchester on the 30th? No problem! You can participate virtually from anywhere. Register and you will receive your T shirt and wristband in the mail. Then walk or run your miles anywhere you wish within the 24 hour time period and help reach our team goal of 1,000 miles. Whether it's on a track, treadmill, your neighborhood or your own front yard, anybody can challenge themselves and participate.
This will be a fun event that supports a great cause within our community. This is not your typical race. This is a group effort where challenging yourself will connect you with a team that is pursuing a common goal. How many miles will you commit to? What time of day or night will you show up and join me? Can we all get to 1,000 miles and beyond? I look forward to hearing from you all in the lead up to the event, and I can't wait to see you on running day.