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<span style="font-family:Arial;">I'm passing along part of an e-mail I received. This Philadelphia event looks like more of a "team effort" ultra than individual, but that may be negotiable? More information will be becoming available on the organization's Web site, <span style="font-family:Arial;"><a href="http://www.backonmyfeet.org/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#003399;">www.backonmyfeet.org</span></a>.</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I've run with these guys once, and it was very uplifting.</span><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">The Back on My Feet “24 loops in 24 hours” Challenge (24-in-24 Challenge) sponsored in part by CBS 3</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Team members from Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that uses running as a vehicle to promote self-sufficiency within the homeless community, will be going the distance on Saturday, March 1 as they run 24 loops in 24 hours around the Schuylkill River running path to raise money for their organization. The event will end in front of the Art Museum at 9 am on Sunday morning with a celebration.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">At least one BOMF member will be continually running for the entire 24 hours and he or she will be accompanied by additional “supportive” runners. Each runner must keep an 8:40 pace at all times for the team to accomplish its goal. There will be four re-energizing stations along the loop for the runners to rest, re-coop and stay warm while they are waiting for their turn to run again. Anyone running in the evening hours will be required to run in a reflective vest.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">24-in-24 will have four different participation levels:</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Platinum – 2 laps (four legs) - 16.8 miles</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Gold – 1.5 laps (three legs) - 12.6 miles</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Silver – 1 lap (two legs) - 8.4 miles</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Bronze – 1/2 laps (one leg) - 4.2 miles</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>Can the public participate?</b></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Absolutely – runners will be able to sign up to participate in the same levels – the fees and starting point will vary depending on the level of participation and their start.</span>
 

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Sounds like quite the challenge for the team. I like it. Thanks for sharing the info.<br><br>
Don't we have a large Philly contingent to get a KR team together? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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That's a good idea! meri?
 

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does everyone have to run a 8:40 pace?<br><br>
i cannot take any more time off of work for races. The slug event and Seneca creek will be pushing it with my other big races this year.
 

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Yeah, I wonder how that pace thing would work, and it seems like that would exclude a LOT of people who would like to participate.<br><br>
I have to see if I can swing this event financially (travel), but I'd like to do it as a long run that week if I can.
 
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