Includes new North/South Arms: Grand Forks, ND to Corpus Christi, TX!
COURSE: LIFE Runners will run/walk 1,568 legs (~5K each) for 5,564 miles over 40 days. On 18 Feb 2015, the East Coast Arm (1,997 miles) launches from the New York City Brooklyn Bridge, and the West Coast Arm (2,092 miles) launches from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. A few weeks later the South Arm (1,086 miles) will kickoff from Corpus Christi Bay in Portland, TX, followed by the North Arm (389 miles) kickoff at the Red River Bridge in Grand Forks, ND. See photos and videos from 2013 and 2014 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 the beautiful Falls Park near St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls SD - cheers! FLYER 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
STEP 4 – FUNDRAISE for our national beneficiary (Vitae Foundation) and your local pregnancy resource center. Also new this year is a $25 Minimum Fundraising Amount to participate in the Relay which covers 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 in all 50 states and 20 countries. Thank you! For those that take the larger leap and donate at least $125 ($25 minimum fundraising amount plus at least $100 additional fundraising amount) you’ll be sent the official and very cool 2015 A-Cross America Relay shirt. Thank you, thank you!
NOTES: There will usually not be a baton to hand off (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 soonest (by 29 Mar). 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 2015 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
2015 Relay Prayer Rallies: New York City (18 Feb), San Fran (18 Feb), Sacramento (20 Feb), Washington DC (24 Feb), Salt Lake City, Denver, Alton, St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City (21 Mar), Rapid City (22 Mar), Sioux City (27 Mar), Sioux Falls (28-29 Mar). 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
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).