Race Across Michigan is a fundraising event — coordinated by the University of Michigan Running Club (MRun) — that benefits the Special Olympics. In 2017, we crossed the state of Michigan in under 24 hours as most members ran between 10 and 25 miles of the 184 mile relay. After beginning in Detroit, we turned onto Michigan Avenue, followed it through Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Albion, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo before finally finishing in South Haven. MRun has raised a total of over $100,000 for the Special Olympics since RAM's inception in 2009.

On March 23rd 2019, we will again run across the state of Michigan in under a day's time and, the event being preceded by numerous fundraising events and the joint efforts of numerous sponsors and families, we hope to raise over $30,000 for the Special Olympics. We would greatly appreciate if you help us achieve this goal.

Special Olympics is "the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries." This event directly benefits the Special Olympics Michigan, Area 20 (Washtenaw County). Area 20 is home to over 1,000 athletes who participate in basketball, soccer, cross-country, and seven other athletic events. They provide athletic activities and training year-round to athletes without charge to them or their families. Training and competition is open to every person with intellectual disabilities who registers to participate in Special Olympics. You can find out more about Special Olympics Michigan, Area 20 at somi.org.

Businesses can donate directly to the cause by visiting the sponsors tab at the top of the page. For individuals that would like to donate, please visit the donations page above. You can email us directly with any questions at ramcoordinators@umich.edu.

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