COURSE: Live Progress Map. LIFE Runners will run/walk 1,588 legs (~5K each) for 5,544 miles over 40 days. On Feb 10th, the East Coast Arm (1,598 miles) will launch from the New York City Brooklyn Bridge, the West Coast Arm (1,975 miles) will launch from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, the South Arm (1,086 miles) will kickoff from Corpus Christi Bay in Portland, TX, and the North Arm (884 miles) will kickoff at the North Dakota/Canada Border near Neche, ND. See photos and videos from 2013, 2014, and 2015 Relays linked below. The route goes by abortion facilities for prayer with 40 Days for Life groups. All 4 arms will unite on Palm Sunday at Macken Park in Kansas City, MO – cheers! FAQ. Knights of Columbus. Section Leaders. Pilgrimages.
STEP 1 – SIGN UP TO BE A LIFE RUNNER Only cost is to order “REMEMBER The Unborn, Jer 1:5” jersey and only requirement is to wear it in public. You will also receive Team Updates and Pro-Life Devotions.
STEP 2 – REGISTER FOR RELAY LEGS. The $25 Minimum Fundraising Amount covers participation cost for an individual or a family. This allows you and your family to participate in as many legs of the A-Cross America Relay as you choose and will help LIFE Runners continue to build a culture of life A-Cross America. Thank you! For those who donate at least $125 ($25 minimum fundraising amount plus at least $100 additional fundraising) you’ll be sent the very cool 2016 A-Cross America Relay shirt. Thank you, thank you!
STEP 4 – FUNDRAISE. Adult LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute at least $262 annually to help our life-saving Team grow A-Cross America and around the world (1 Cor 3:6).
NOTES: Order batons. Each LIFE Runner needs to start at designated place/time and shouldn’t wait for previous leg. If delayed or unable to complete, ensure leg is completed before Relay finish. If pace is above 12 min/mile, will likely meet next LIFE Runner. Finisher’s Certificate
We have a new feature on the Registration page this year that will allow multiple individuals (or families) to sign up for the same leg. Please make sure that each member (or family) is registered individually (don’t sign up for 20 legs under your name and then assign others to fill the legs). This will allow us to capture the true impact and accurately measure the total number of people participating in the 2016 A-Cross America Relay. Please encourage your Pro-Life friends/ family/ organizations to Sign Up soonest. Let’s pray that we can fill these 5,564 miles (1,568 legs)…All In Christ for Pro-Life! Bulletin announcement
2016 Relay Prayer Rallies: New York City, San Fran, Sacramento, Washington DC, Morristown NJ, Denver, St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City, and Sioux Falls. Most of the rallies are 30 minutes and consist of LIFE Runners Creed prayer, baton hand-off, fellowship. Relay is paced at 12 min/mile. Option 1: baton arrives 10 min earlier than scheduled, prayer/fellowship for 20 min, baton departs 10 min later than scheduled. Option 2: baton hand-off in the middle of the 30 min event with prayer before and fellowship after. Promote events with local Pro-Life network: diocesan Respect Life offices, 40 Days for Life, Knights of Columbus, etc. Be a Section Leader.
2015 RELAY (Feb 18 to Mar 29): Press coverage. The 2015 Relay added North and South Arms starting at Grand Forks ND and Corpus Christi TX – all four arms added up to 5,564 miles, and we covered 4,169 of them, many by way of remote participation.
2014 RELAY (Mar 5 to Apr 13): Press coverage.
* Photos: NY, CA, NJ, PA, WV, MD, DC, OH, UT, IN, IL, NE, MO (St. L), CO, MO, IA and SD.
* Videos: CA Kickoff, Praying at Golden Gate Bridge, NY Kickoff, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC Creed, NYC Protesters, NYC News Footage (more), Pro Bikers for Life in NYC, NJ section, St Cecilia Rally NJ, PA-MD-DC-WV, OH – IN – IL, Boise LR’s 100 miler in Utah, Utah2, Colorado1, Colorado2, CO – Do Something, Missouri, Relay Heads Home.
* Video Montage: CA, MO, NJ, NY, IL/IN/OH, DC/MD/PA/WV,
Relay inspiration: Jeff Grabosky ran A-Cross America from Jan to May 2011 to encourage prayer and Pro-Life: Running With God Across America book. LIFE Runners president Dr. Pat Castle met Jeff along that faith journey (daily bread story).