Event Report: Swim Around Key West (10K)

Don swimming

As you may know, after much consideration and fairly late in the game, I switched my 2022 participation in the College of the Florida Keys Swim Around Key West from the full 12.5 mile swim around the island to the 6.2 mile “half-distance” 10K swim. I wrote about that decision and the reasons for it…

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Taking the Long View of Epic: When Less Is More

Taking Stock In April 2021, as I stood in the Atlantic Ocean at the finish of my transcontinental run from Disneyland to Disney World looking out to sea, one grand adventure was coming to an end. A USA Today reporter asked me “what’s next?” and I said that a good friend of mine who also…

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Telling Your Story: Sponsor and Media Outreach for Your Epic Run

Sponsor and Media Outreach

“Damn everything but the circus! …damn everything that is grim, dull, motionless, unrisking, inward turning, damn everything that won’t get into the circle, that won’t enjoy. That won’t throw its heart into the tension, surprise, fear and delight of the circus, the round world, the full existence…” e. e. cummings “Come and see the show!…

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The Road Ahead: After Your Big Run

After the big run

Once your Epic Run is over, there are the formalities: Creating your race report (a requirement if you want it recognized as a Fastest Known Time). Uploading your workout from your GPS watch. Photo Finish! Calling newspapers and TV stations Social shout outs to supporters and sponsors Announcing your fundraising total and reminding people just…

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