2017 Running Trip Preview – The Northeast

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In 2012, I turned 30, had my first mid-life crisis, and decided to run 60+ miles over the course of eight days in eight states. The annual running trip now enters its sixth year, and I am delighted to have my pal Ross Roti by my side throughout the trip as we travel the Northeast this October. My running trips have sparked something for me, and I’ve kept my journey going on this blog.

The Goal:

Run 50 miles in 7 cities over the course of 7 days and raise $3,000 for Iron Phi in the process.

Iron Phi

The Cause:

I will once again be raising funds for Phi Delta Theta’s Iron Phi program. My fundraising goal is $3,000, bringing my total to $23,000. 50% of the dollars raised will be donated to ALS research. ALS is an awful disease and one that we Phi Delts want to help eradicate. The other 50% of the dollars raised will support the Phi Delta Theta Foundation, an organization that has provided me with great experiences, opportunities, mentors, core values and friends.

To celebrate the generosity of those who donate, I’ll be continuing the scavenger hunt approach. Below is a list of all the landmarks that I will be running past my trip. You can “purchase” any amount of the landmarks below. In return, you’ll get a picture of me with a personalized thank you sign that recognizes you in front of that landmark. I will be blogging throughout the week and my posts will include the pictures thanking donors. Runner’s choice stops are yet to be determined, but I always have a lot of fun with these. Make sure to include which landmark(s) you want to “purchase” when you make your donation. I will then update this page.

You can make a donation on this page by clicking on the “Make a Donation” link below my fundraising total. You can also send a check made out to Iron Phi to me if you’d rather donate that way. Message me on Facebook for my address.

The Schedule:

Philadelphia

Sunday, October 15 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Boathouse Row – $15
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Stairs – $100
  • Rocky Statue – $50
  • Franklin Square – $15
  • National Constitution Center – $25
  • Betsy Ross House – $20
  • Independence Hall – $25
  • Liberty Bell – $25
  • Reading Terminal Market – $20
  • City Hall – $20
  • Love Sculpture – $50
  • University of Pennsylvania – $15
  • Runner’s Choice – $10
  • Runner’s Choice – $10

Make a Donation

Manhattan

Monday, October 16 – Manhattan (NYC)

  • Central Park – $50
  • 9/11 Memorial – $100
  • Grand Central Terminal – $20
  • Wall Street Bull Statue – $25
  • Wall Street Girl Statue – $25
  • New York Stock Exchange – $25
  • Statue of Liberty – $50
  • Empire State Building – $25
  • Rockefeller Center – $15
  • Madison Square Garden – $20
  • Times Square – $50
  • Chrysler Building – $10
  • The High Line – Chelsea – $20
  • Washington Square Park – $10
  • Flatiron Building – $15
  • Chinatown – $15

Make a Donation

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Tuesday, October 17 – Brooklyn, New York

  • Brooklyn Bridge – $100
  • Dumbo – $20
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park – $15
  • Brooklyn Heights/Promenade – $50
  • Cobble Hill – $20
  • Barclays Center – $25
  • Grand Army Plaza – $15
  • Brooklyn Museum/Prospect Park – $20
  • Williamsburg – $25
  • Runner’s Choice – $10
  • Runner’s Choice – $10
  • Runner’s Choice – $10

Make a Donation

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Wednesday, October 18 – Providence, Rhode Island

  • Providence College – $25
  • State House – $15
  • Old State House – $15
  • Brown University – $100
  • Athenaeum – $10
  • First Baptist Church in America – $20
  • Rhode Island School of Design – $20
  • Gun Totem – $50
  • Benefit Street – John Brown House – $20
  • The Arcade – Oldest Indoor Shopping Center – $10
  • Superman Building – $50
  • City Hall – $25
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Center – $20
  • Federal Hill$25

Make a Donation

Cape Cod

Thursday, October 19 – Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Cape Cod National Sea Shore – $50
  • Wellfleet Harbor – $25
  • Provincetown – $50
  • Falmouth – $20
  • Hyannis – $25
  • Chatham – $25
  • Sandwich – $20
  • A Lighthouse – $25
  • A Seafood Shack – $15
  • Runner’s Choice – $10
  • Runner’s Choice – $10
  • Runner’s Choice – $10

Make a Donation

Boston

Friday, October 20 – Boston, Massachusetts

  • Harvard Square – $50
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – $15
  • Fenway Park – $100
  • Copley Square (Trinity Church & Boston Public Library) – $20
  • Boston Public Garden – $10
  • Beacon Hill – $25
  • Massachusetts State House – $25
  • Boston Common – $20
  • Old South Meeting House – $15
  • Old State House – $25
  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market – $20
  • Old North Church – $15
  • Paul Revere House – $10
  • Bunker Hill$50

Make a Donation

Portland

Saturday, October 21 – Portland, Maine

  • Eastern Promenade – $25
  • The Portland Observatory – $25
  • University of Southern Maine – $20
  • Portland Museum Art – $20
  • Victoria Mansion – $15
  • Maine Historical Society – Wadsworth House – $20
  • Commercial Street – $50
  • Old Port – $100
  • Rising Tide Brewing Company – $10
  • Lone Pine Brewing Company – $10
  • Liquid Riot Bottling Company – $10
  • Wash Ashore Beer Company – $10
  • Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company – $10
  • Shipyard Brewing Co. – $15

Make a Donation

I hope that you’ll share this incredible adventure by supporting me in my journey. Your donations will be put to great use, helping to find a cure for ALS and helping college-aged men become the greatest version of themselves.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Sincerely,
Steve

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