We invite you to join us on Saturday, August 15th, to cover some serious ground for a good cause! With 24 hours on the clock you will have the opportunity to compete solo or to run, walk, cycle, swim, or ruck as far as you like with others from across the globe !
We are opening several in-person spots to join us at the beautiful Snowfields Farms in Pownal, Maine. This socially distanced trail race will be open to a total of 45 runners sharing the trails at various times throughout the day. No more than 25 runners will be on trail at one time and all precautions will be taken to ensure a safe and memorable race experience with safety serving as our first priority.
Join the official 24 hour race or simply dedicate the miles that you run that day towards our grand total! Participants in the ultra-distance race will receive a finishers buckle for 100k and 100 mile finishes. All participants who register and cover miles between 8 am on Saturday , 8/15 and 8 am on Sunday, 8/16 will help us to reach our 1,000 mile goal!
Prior to the quarantine Physiology First President David Bidler planned to run from Maine to Washington D.C to raise awareness about the need for stress and anxiety education in the classroom. The goal? To raise our annual operating budget while highlighting the need to prioritize the mental well-being of our future leaders. In the times of COVID-19 this need has only grown more urgent. Teachers and students will be navigating one of the most challenging school years in recent history. Together, we can provide them with the tools needed to succeed. Learn more about Physiology First and our mission to support students and teachers.
In the light of COVID-19 we wanted to create an event that felt as financially accessible as possible. If you are in a position to make an additional, tax-deductible, donation to Physiology First please visit our Fundly page. We appreciate every ounce of support from participants as well as those who will not be running but would still like to support our efforts to help students and teachers meet the challenges of the upcoming school year with the skills and tools to succeed.
This is an outdoor event with plenty of space for participants to remain socially distanced while engaging in the energy, spirit, and camaraderie of the race! If you have any questions regarding the measures that race organizers are taking to assure a safe and enjoyable race experience please do not hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to seeing you for a great event on August 15th!
If you are a runner you know the positive impact that exercise can have on mental well-being. In this video Physiology First President and ultramarathon runner David Bidler shares how bringing simple breathing exercises to the classroom to can have a similar impact on the mental well-being of students and teachers this Fall.