Monthly archives: July, 2008

July 25: A special day

The terrain of the Ozarks greeted the team with the challenge of the winding roads and seemingly endless hills. However, at mile 2453, we were joined by the Holland family who we met with the night before, and helped the team pass the halfway point of the day. They joined us for 4 miles, of…


July 24: Bolivar, MO to Camdenton, MO

As we ran into Bolivar, MO, we were greeted by the Beams of Light, an organization who supports our service members in Afghanistan and Iraq through letters, care packages…


July 23: Cpl. Nyle Yates III

Our first mile (mile 2317) of day 39 began with a ceremony for Cpl. Nyle Yates III. Many of his family members joined us in reading the 58 names of the service members…


July 22: Lamar, MO

The run from Parsons, KS to Lamar, MO ended with a wonderful greeting by the Crutcher Family. They invited us into their home for a night to rest…


July 21: Parsons, KS

Today we ran for 64 service members from outside Longton, KS through Independence, KS to Parsons, KS.In Parsons, we met up with coach Dave Greenough and the highschool cross-country team. We ran four miles through town and ended on the east side of Parsons on Main St. The Parsons Police did a fantastic job escorting…