A-Cross America Relay (Sep 7th to Oct 19th)


Join the largest spanning Pro-Life event with 1,476 legs covering 5,183 miles (12 million steps)!  Wearing the “REMEMBER The Unborn” witness, walk or run or bike 5K legs on the Relay course or from anywhere in the world, anytime from Sep 7th to Oct 19th. 
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* Our Sunday Visitor (30 Aug 2023):  Massive A-Cross America Relay for Life kickstarts in Manhattan.
* EWTN Pro-Life Weekly TV (4 Aug 2022):  LIFE Runners founder details annual trek for life.
* LifeSiteNews (17 Sep 2021):  A-Cross America Relay packs witness and prayer in world’s largest-spanning pro-life event.
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As the LIFE Runners team chaplain, I offer my encouragement, support, and prayers for all those participating in the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life.  May God bless you and make your legs swift and strong! ~ Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield IL
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COURSE:  Launches from New York City, San Francisco, Fargo, Austin… and for 43 days teammates will complete 5K legs to make a Cross over America.  Pauses for prayer at abortion facilities.    
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STEP 1 – JOIN TEAMorder “REMEMBER The Unborn” jersey and wear it to save lives while doing Relay legs.  78% of post-abortion mothers said if they had encountered ONE supportive person or encouraging message, they would have chose life. 
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STEP 2 – REGISTER FOR 5K LEGS:  on course as scheduled, on course different date/time, off course different date/time.  FREE for students and international (promo LIFER)At Checkout, get medal and limited shirt (below).  
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STEP 3:  PRAY the LIFE Runners Creed before Relay legs.  Add to the Prayer WallShare photos here and on social media with #AcrossAmericaRelay and #RememberTheUnborn.
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EAST kickoff (Sep 7th, 10am):  pray at Manhattan Planned Parenthood then walk with “REMEMBER The Unborn” banner to Fr. Duffy Statue in Times Square.
WEST kickoff
(Sep 7th, 10am):  pray at San Francisco Planned Parenthood then walk with “REMEMBER The Unborn” banner to Union Square.
SOUTH kickoff
(Sep 11th, 1pm):  pray at University Catholic Center at Univ of TX then walk with “REMEMBER The Unborn” banner to Austin Texas Mural.
NORTH kickoff
(Sep 14th, 9am):  pray at Fargo Cathedral of St. Mary then walk with “REMEMBER The Unborn” banner to Moorhead, MN Planned Parenthood.
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SPONSORS
Archdiocese of San Francisco, Avera Health, Benedictine College, Bott Radio, Cemcast, Choose Life Marketing, DDI Media, Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Fargo, EWTN, LifeSite, Midwest Advertising, Scheels, Straub Construction, Thomas More Society, Veronica’s Journey
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* Gold ($10K), Silver ($5K), Bronze ($2.5K):  all levels will be included with promotions, in national press release, and with media engagements before, during, and after the Relay.  Gold level also includes logo on a sleeve of the powerful Relay shirt (below).  

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INSPIRATION:  Jeff Grabosky wrote Running With God Across America.  Jeff met Pat Castle along that faith journey in 2011.  The annual LIFE Runners A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life launched in 2013.
* Catholic Voice, Omaha NE (22 Jul 2022):  Pro-life cause motivates Relay founders.
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I highly encourage everyone to participate in and enjoy another incredible A-Cross America Relay.  I will be running some of the legs and look forward to seeing you out there celebrating Life and remembering the unborn. ~ Bishop Joe Coffey, Military Archdiocese USA