The Life Back on Track Relay
August 14, 2012
Starting August 27th, a team of ten runners will attempt to run 1,000 miles between Minneapolis, Minnesota, to State College, Pennsylvania in memory of Penn State student athlete Kevin Dare, who passed away in 2002. The run will start at The University of Minnesota, where Kevin died, and the runners will run non-stop across six states, as they attempt to break the World Record for a 10 man, 1,000 mile relay.
Dubbed The Life Back on Track Relay, all money raised during the attempt will go towards The Kevin Dare Foundation. The Foundation provides college scholarships to severely injured or ill high school student athletes.
The team is comprised of eight Penn State University alumni and two Lock Haven University alumni, all of whom were varsity athletes. The team hopes to average a pace of at least 5 minutes and 53 seconds per mile, completing the run in 98 hours.
The official start of the 1,000 miles is at the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The first 30 miles, will be run by Penn State and University of Minnesota alumni from the Minneapolis area. From the border, the team of ten will run day and night, rain, hail, or shine, until they arrive in State College on Football Eve.
The run will conclude with the last 25 miles being run on the Penn State Outdoor Track facility on the 31st of August finishing at approximately 5pm. Kevin Dare Foundation staff and relay runners are available to talk about the Foundation and the relay at any time. More information is available at