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Team FARA Blog

Team FARA members are running, walking, biking and swimming for FA research around the world.

While they are geographically dispersed, Team FARA is united with the same goal: to draw attention to FA through acts of physical endurance and to support the advancement of FA research towards treatments and a cure for FA.

About RAAM

Note: This is the promo for the 2009 race so ignore the dates.
Also Note: Team FARA will be participating as a team, much of the info below pertains to the solo racers...

The Race Across America is one of the most respected and longest running annual endurance events holding legendary stature the world over. It is one of the pinnacles of sporting accomplishment, globally seen as the highest rung of the endurance sports ladder. Since 1982, RAAM has a rich and storied history standing as a monument to human endeavors.

The Race Across America is an event so staggering that merely to finish is, for most, the accomplishment of a lifetime. RAAM inspires everyone that it touches. A monumental race contested with the utmost of sportsmanship and zeal. Truly, RAAM is larger than life. A breeding ground for champions, a testing ground for elite riders and a shining example of the strength of human spirit.

Team FARA Sponsorship Opportunities

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Team FARA Sponsorship Opportunities

Total Team Sponsor - $30,000 or six (6) $5,000 contributing Sponsorships

Team FARA sponsorship will cover the entry fee for a 4 person team, travel, lodging, food, rental vehicles and team jerseys.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Team FARA sponsors will benefit from the media coverage of the ride itself as well as specific FARA publicity, including:

Team FARA: How YOU Can Help

Team FARA is looking for 6 additional crew members including at least one physical therapist or massage therapist and at least one bike mechanic.

Crew members will be expected to drive long hours, obey driving laws, sleep in uncomfortable locations, operate at a high level on very little sleep, navigate a map, serve food, go on food runs, apply sunscreen, provide words of encouragement, keep a level head in stressful situations and do whatever it takes to get the team to the finish safely.  Crew members will need make their way to Oceanside on June 9, 2010 and we will wrap up operations in Annapolis on June 20, 2010.  Airfare will be provided for the trip home.  If you would like to participate in this crazy adventure and support the cause by being part of the crew please call Kyle Bryant at 916-203-3238.

The RAAM Route

The route is over 3000 miles, touching 14 states and climbing over 100,000 feet. Team FARA will cross the country in 6 to 9 days, averaging 350 to over 500 miles per day.  The team will split into subteams of two.  One subteam will ride leap frog relay style for approximately 8 hours and then the subteams will switch so each racer will have some downtime each day to attempt sleeping.

Just passed the halfway mark!

Movin' fast! Gettin' there!

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