The Race Across USA is a 140-day stage race across the USA to raise awareness about childhood “inactivity”, to raise money for the 100 Mile Club® and to sign up as many schools as possible along the way. This event starts in Huntington Beach, CA on January 16, 2015.
According to the CDC, childhood “inactivity” has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. At the present time, 18% (or almost one in five) children, aged 6-19 in the United States are obese. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are, therefore, more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. But what can be done?
The goals for the Race Across USA are three fold:
* Raise awareness about the “inactivity” epidemic in young people
* Raise funds to sponsor students who cannot afford the cost of the 100 Mile Club® (it costs $10 per year to pay for administration, postage and the incentives)
* Visit schools along the route with the hope of starting new club
Please consider trusting 100 Mile Club® with a donation. It only costs $10 to fund a scholarship for a boy or girl for the entire school year. Any amount will help!
Race Across USA Photos(click to enlarge)
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