What began as a solo run I planned around a local park across the street from my apartment, became so much more. In the end, I gathered the local running community and raised money to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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(Photo | Minutes before begin of run.)

Masumi's 24hr CAF Run

May 25-26th 2013

After dealing with some of life’s struggles the latter half of 2014, I could think of know better way to find peace than a 120+ mile trek from Savannah GA to Charleston SC via the rural lowcountry roads.  Purchassing an Amtrak one-way to Savannah GA, with no way back but to run. 

The run would begin with torrential downpours and flash flooding through the first 8 hours.  Then near freezing temps overnight down lonely foggy rural roads with endless drizzle of light rain.

(Photo | Minutes before beginning run.)

Savannah GA to Charleston SC Xmas Eve/Xmas Day Run

December 24-25th 2014

A solo run that I had I had begun planning just before the summer of 2015.  A half-mile loop for 72hrs that would go on to benefit the American Cancer Society and Road Warriors Corp 501c.  A humbling experience in which the entire running communtiy came together, supported, volunteered, and ran.  

Many local and national companies came through to sponsor the event including Half Moon Outfitters, Tailwind Nutrition, Dirtbag Runners, and Luna Sandals.

(Photo | A cross country team from one of the local high schools came by to do a few laps with me around the half mile loop.)

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Masumi's 72hr Park Circle Run

September 10th-13th 2015