Wednesday, July 13, 2011

24 Hours on the Square

Last weekend Team Run Flagstaff hosted a 24 Hour Run on Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.  They assembled two treadmills on the Square and kept them moving for 24 hours straight.  Treadmills were powered by club members and other guests from the community.  Each runner had a 20-minute window to do their part.  The Run started at 10am on Saturday, July 9th and ran until 10am on Sunday, July 10th.  It was great exposure for the club, an excellent way to fund-raise, promote running and a healthy Flagstaff lifestyle.  Here's a great article about the Run.  Thanks to Neil Weintraub for some of the following photos and video footage.

The Masterminds (left to right):  Chris Budwig, Sara Wagner & Mike Smith

Big names & special guests highlighted the day...

...night and following morning.

The entire matrix set out in 20 minute increments.

The scene on Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.

Coach Jack Daniels, author of the Daniels' Running Formula, followed the Mayor of Flagstaff, Sara Presler, as the first two runners to kick things off.

Chris Budwig looks on as his daughter, Allie, is interviewed by Smith.

Ireland's Olympian and 1:00:57 half-marathoner Martin Fagan takes his turn.

Scotland's Olympic steepler and 2:13 marathoner Andrew Lemoncello steps up.

Team Run Flagstaff club member Mark Williams joins in.

Kellyn Johnson, a member of Team USA Arizona, and her family came to support.

I squeezed my 20 minutes in too.

Smith interviews NATRA's Neil Weintraub during his spin on the wheel.

Tony Mangine feeds Neil as he tires!

As the sun set, the rain, thunder, lightning and wind began.  It was of no matter as the treadmills continued to roll.

Video footage of the event.

Your Moment of Zen

Tip of the Day:  If you lack opposable thumbs eat your way into the center.

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