From February 23 – March 1, 2012, I (Steve Good) celebrated turning 30 by running 65 miles in eight states in eight days and spent $65 in transportation costs via Megabus. The journey took me from Des Moines to Washington, DC (with stops in Chicago, Indy, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, NYC and Baltimore) via Megabus, and I was able to raise $1,500 for the Iron Phi program that benefits The ALS Association and the Phi Delta Theta Foundation.
Because my initial trip was such a blast, I decided that the run should become an annual adventure. In 2013, I ran 61 miles in eight cities in eight days, including Fort Dodge (IA), Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Oxford (MS), Birmingham, Atlanta and Athens (GA), and raised $2,100+ for Iron Phi.
I’ve learned that exploring a city by foot, publicly thanking those who support you, and doing this while raising funds for a good cause is a liberating experience. People are proud of their cities and have causes that they support. A Good Run has turned into a platform for runners to show off their cities, thank important people in their lives and recognize a cause that they support. To join us, send an email to email@example.com or leave a comment on this page with the city you’d like to run. Your contribution will be posted when the following things have been completed and received.
Requirements to have your run published:
- A headshot photo
- The run must have between five and ten stops along the route. I don’t care how long or short the run is. At each stop, you must capture a picture of the landmark and in the process thank somebody with a thank you sign. You must write about why you stopped where you stopped and why you thanked who you thanked. I would recommend that you bring a running buddy along to take your pictures. It is also encouraged to incorporate a good restaurant in that city, either during or after the run.
- You must donate to your favorite cause prior to the run. I will take your word for it. Within your post, you’ll have the opportunity to write about your cause.
- You must submit a picture of your route to be included in the post. This can be done with MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Nike + or Google Maps. We want other people to be able to run your route!
A Good Run Participants:
Joey DeSanto Jones, Washington, DC
Michael Boulter, Flint, Michigan
Chad Corbitt, Gainesville, Florida
Lynn Chapman, Birmingham, Alabama
Brendan Cunningham, Beacon, New York
Jenn Adams, Reno, Nevada
Ernie Chan, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Amanda Muhlbauer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tillie Good, Ames, Iowa
Tracie Rodriguez, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sandi Blankenship, Hangzhou, China
Joel Runyon, Chicago, Illinois
Jared Holder, El Paso, Texas
Ellen Chesnut, Okoboji, Iowa
Jayson Meyer, Indianapolis, Indiana
Allan Hammell, Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Anne Riley, New York, New York
David Wyble & Ally Browning, St. Joseph, Missouri
Mario Villa, Austin, Texas
Ben Dictus, Portland, Oregon
Tawny Barin, Los Angeles, California
Kirstin Leih, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Calvin Chan, Mississauga, Ontario
Clayton & Jessica Schuety, Little Rock, Arkansas
Cathy Mores, Manhattan, Kansas
Christopher Yow, San Jose, Costa Rica