2017 A-Cross America Relay (Mar 1st to Apr 9th)

A-Cross America Relay Logo Framed with URL
*** If you can’t reach the course, run/walk 5K legs remotely in your neighborhood.  Encourage others to help fill the 1,588 legs (5,544 miles).  The mission is to get our “REMEMBER The Unborn Jer 1:5” jersey out in public to impact hearts/minds for saving lives.  All In Christ for Pro-Life!  FLYERFinish Line celebration

COURSE:  LIVE PROGRESS  MAP.  All four Arms kickoff on Mar 1st:  East Arm kickoff (1,598 miles) from the NYC Brooklyn Bridge, West Arm kickoff (1,975 miles) from San Fran Golden Gate Bridge, South Arm kickoff (1,086 miles) from Corpus Christi Bay TX, and North Arm kickoff (884 miles) from Canada border by Neche ND.  See past Relay photos/videos below.  The route goes by abortion facilities for prayer with 40 Days for Life groups.  All four Arms will unite for a Finish Line celebration on Palm Sunday (Apr 9th) in Kansas City, MO – cheers!

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 Devotions.

STEP 2 – REGISTER FOR RELAY LEGS:  Multiple individuals can register for the same leg, although we want to cover as many legs as possible.  Each individual should register to count participants.  When possible, start each leg at designated place/time.  If you can’t make the scheduled time, do 5K legs anytime between the start/finish of the Relay.  If you can’t make it to the course, register to do 5K legs remotely in your neighborhood.   All of your local training can be registered for remote Relay legs.  Order Relay batons. Be a Section Leader (see below).

STEP 3 – PRAY:  before training and racing, pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  Add and offer up prayers on the LIFE Runners Prayer Wall.

STEP 4 – FUNDRAISE:  The $25 Minimum Fundraising Amount (tax deductible) is the fee for an individual or a family to register for as many legs as you choose (students exempt).  These funds support the LIFE Runners growing mission needs – listed at www.liferunners.org/fundraising.  If you raise/contribute at least $125, you will receive a very cool 2016 A-Cross America Relay shirt.  LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute $262 annually to help our life-saving Team grow (1 Cor 3:6).  Thank you!

STEP 5 – PHOTOS:  Add your Relay photos on social media with #AcrossAmericaRelay and email them to contact@liferunners.org for our Relay albums/videos.  Facebook event.      

BE A SECTION LEADER:  (1) Adopt a section of legs and invite friends, family, teammates to register for those legs.  (2) Work with other LIFE Runners chapter leaders to coordinate filling sections across your state.  (3) Organize a group to cover a hard-to-fill section on a Relay Pilgrimage.  (4) Contact churches, diocese Respect Life offices, Knights of Columbus councils, 40 Days for Life groups, Christian schools, Students for Life chapters, and other Pro-Life organizations to help run/walk Relay legs.  Flyer.

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).

2016 RELAY (Feb 10 to Mar 20): 
Press coveragePhotos.  The North Arm extended to the Canadian border, and the finish line moved from Sioux Falls to Kansas City.  We filled all 1,588 legs (5,544 miles) and some legs had multiple participants for a total of 6,469 miles!   .
* Videos:  NYC kickoffNV (Pat Castle)NV (Jeff Grabosky).

2015 RELAY (Feb 18 to Mar 29):  Press coveragePhotos.  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 filled 4,169 miles (74.9%).

2014 RELAY (Mar 5 to Apr 13):  Press coverage.  Covered 2,383 miles of the 4,089 mile course (58.3%).
* Photos: 
NYCANJ, PA, WV, MD, DCOH, UT, IN, IL, NE, MO (St. L), CO, MO, IA and SD.  
* Videos:  
CA Kickoff, Praying at Golden Gate BridgeNYC KickoffBrooklyn BridgeNYC Creed, NYC ProtestersNYC News Footage (more), Pro Bikers for Life in NYCNJ sectionSt Cecilia Rally NJ, PA-MD-DC-WVOH – IN – ILBoise LR’s 100 miler in Utah, Utah2Colorado1, Colorado2, CO – Do Something, MissouriCANJ, NY, IL/IN/OH.

2013 RELAY (13 Feb to 24 Mar):   Recap.  Press coverage.  Covered 2,026 miles of the 4,089 mile course (49.5%).
* Videos:  RecapFinish line,  MOSDILMD/WV/OH/INUT/CONJ/PANYCA/NVfirst 2 weeksBadlandsMississippi RiverKC1KC2.