Miles 2 Give, Inc. is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoma. We raise funding for Sarcoma cancer research by completing a team run across or around countries. 2013, in our inaugural year, Founder and runner Landon Cooper, Tour Director and runner Ryan Priest and Tour Videographer and runner John McKay ran across the United States of America to raise funding for Sarcoma Cancer research. 100% of all money raised on tour goes to research.
The 2013 team run started in Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA on February 14th. Traveling in a 1994 Winnebago called "Life Elevated", Landon and his 2013 road team ran for 157 days all the way to Ocean City, MD. After 157 days of sleeping on the side of the road, and running for 270 Sarcoma Warriors worldwide, the team arrived at the final destination on July 20th, 2013 in Ocean City, MD.
This year in 2014, our Founder & Runner, Landon Cooper, along with his 2014 Miles 2 Give Running Team will begin their run from New York City, Times Square beginning on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 AM/ET. From there, Landon & his team will run counter-clockwise around the entire perimeter of the United States to then return back to Times Square in February 2015.
This year, he will be accompanied by Mary Flinders (Videographer & Runner), and countless guest runners from around the world to contribute miles & fundraising. The tour will take about 10 months to complete, covering the East Coast, North Coast, West Coast, and South Coast of America. Only the states on the perimeter will be visited to give miles, and the route will be as close to the coast/perimeter as safely possibly.
In partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Miles 2 Give will raise funds for the 2014 Miles 2 Give Sally P. McCrorie Sarcoma Research Grant. Dr Lor Randall, Dr Stephen Lessnick, & Dr Jones and their highly respected sarcoma research teams will be awarded funding on completion of the this year's Tour in December 2014. Huntsman Cancer Institute has pledged to match up to $120,000. The goal of the 2014 Running Tour is to raise $500,000 to fund needed sarcoma cancer research.