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The Mission of Run-Walk Events is to raise awareness about the "inactivity" epidemic in young people across the USA by creating events to encourage young people to run or walk at an early age in an effort to combat the effects of child obesity.
While we have several events underway, the most significant one is called the Race Across USA Marathon Series. The Race Across USA will start in California and end in Maryland, covering a total of 13 states (CA, AZ, NM, TX, LA, AR, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD) plus Washington DC. The total distance of the route from coast to coast is approximately 3,000 miles. The journey will take 140 days to run. Rest days have been added so that runners can visit schools along the way. Ten athletes will run the entire course. In addition, up to 40 others may sign up to run a state. On Day 2, the runners will stop briefly at the headquarters of the 100 Mile Club in Norco, CA. On Day 139, the runners will also stop at the White House in Washington D.C. to show their appreciation for the First Lady’s support of this important issue. The race starts January 16, 2015.