It began with a vision: Running 100 miles in 24 hours with disabled kids.

I had pushed kids with special needs through several marathons all over the country. I had also run the Zion 100 Mile Ultra Marathon three times, finishing once. Could we set up a situation where I could do both...push kids and run 100 miles? 

On November 15th, 2014, at 10:30pm, the vision started to become reality. On the track at UNLV's Myron Partridge Stadium I began the first of 296 laps with kids along for every step of the way. By the next afternoon my rider-athletes and I had completed 74 miles on the track and at 4:30pm we stood at the starting line for the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon...with 26.2 miles to go.  

A few hours later we crossed the finish line. We had done it! 12 rider-athletes and I had run 100 miles (102 miles if we're being accurate)  

After the original MWM-100, it was time to bring the race back to where it wall started.

I had been pushing kids for well over 5 years, and after one world record attempt, I decided it was time for another, and where better to do it than the city where Marathons with Meaning had started? Back to Seattle. We had 13 kids lined up, over 100 people watching, 3 news stations, sponsors, and a team of 15 people ready to measure the world record. But the question still remained, could I do it?  

On June 17th, 2017, at 1:30pm, I pushed off with the first runner. We were on the track at University Of Washington when I started running, and I would not stop for 24 hours. 16 hours later, it was time for the Seattle Rock And Roll Marathon.  

Just a few short hours later, I took the final steps and crossed the finish line. 96 miles in 23:53. Not quite the goal but still a world record! 

The Marathons with Meaning Ultra 100

JUNE 17th and 18th, 2017

 "Back to Where it All Started!"

MArathons with meaning

The Marathons with Meaning Ultra 100

NOVEMBER 15th and 16th, 2014

 "We Knew We Could Do It!"