FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T WALK... HALF AS FAST IS FULL SPEED. 

The Video 

 

THE CAUSE

Amanda Boxtel, Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, walks in an Ekso - a bionic exoskeleton suit from manufacturer Ekso Bionics. Funds raised from race2walk2016 will enable Bridging Bionics Foundation to purchase a second exoskeleton suit from a different manufacturer for their local program to enable individuals with mobility impairments to regain mobility, stand up and walk. 

Amanda Boxtel, Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, walks in an Ekso - a bionic exoskeleton suit from manufacturer Ekso Bionics. Funds raised from race2walk2016 will enable Bridging Bionics Foundation to purchase a second exoskeleton suit from a different manufacturer for their local program to enable individuals with mobility impairments to regain mobility, stand up and walk. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: BRIDGINGBIONICS.ORG

–Founded in 2014 by Amanda Boxtel, an Aspen, Colorado, ski instructor who experienced a life-changing ski accident in 1992, the non-profit foundation raises funds to purchase bionic exoskeletons that allow individuals with mobility impairments due to neurological challenges to stand up and walk. Using a human/machine interface, motion sensors trigger the exoskeleton – and the user – to take a step. Access to this cutting edge technology, which is typically cost prohibitive, enables individuals with mobility impairments to enhance neuro-recovery and quality of life

Donations made to race2walk2016 are tax deductible and will be earmarked 100% to Bridging Bionics Foundation for the purchase of a bionic exoskeleton suit for their local program. Our target goal is $90,000. 

Bridging Bionics Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit corporation: EIN# 46-2182977. 

The Challenge

The Running Decathlon

In his 60th year, Kelly Hayes, will attempt to run something he has created and titled “The Running Decathlon.”

Think of it as Cross-Fit for runners.

Over the next 12 months he will run each of the ten most contested running events with a goal of completing each “half as fast” or in twice the time of the current world record in each event. He will also try and run each event in the location where the current world record was set. On the actual track where possible.

His attempt to complete this “quest” will serve as a platform to raise funds and bring attention to the advances in technology that are allowing those with critical spinal injuries to rise from their wheelchairs and actually take assisted walks.

You will be able to follow Kelly on his journey which begins in Rome on July 7, 2016 on facebook.com/race2walk2016. twittter.com/race2walk2016 and Instagram.com/race2walk2016 where you can make a 100% tax- deductible contribution towards the purchase of a Bionic Suit for the Bridging Bionics Foundation.

100% of your donations will go towards the purchase of these suits.

Please turn Kelly’s steps into dollars. And we will turn dollars into steps for those who want to walk again.

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THE RACES

 

Event | CITY | DATE | TIMe NEEDED | RECORD HOLDER

Mile    | Rome | 7/7/99  | 7:26.3  |  Hicham El Guerrouj

1500m |  Rome | 7/14/98 | 6:52.0  |  Hicham El Guerrouj

400m  | Seville | 7/29/99 | 1:26.4  |  Michael Johnson

800m  | London | 8/09/12 | 3:21.8 |  David Rudisha

5000m | Hengelo | 8/13/04 | 25:14.8 |  Kenenisa Bekele

100m | Berlin  | 8/16/09|     9.16     |  Usain Bolt

200m |  Berlin | 8/16/09|     38.38   |   Usain Bolt

10000m | Brussels | 8/26/05 | 52:35.1 | Kenenisa Bekele

1/2 Marathon|Lisbon | 3/21/10 | 1:56:46 |Zersenay Tadese

Marathon | Berlin |   9/28/14|  4:05:54| Dennis Kimetto

The Athlete:

Malibu Kelly Hayes 

By the Numbers

  • –1,856 consecutive-day running streak (and counting)
  • –100,000 people who participated in NFL Run Series, founded by Kelly in 2012
  • –662 consecutive Prime Time broadcasts of ABC Monday Night Football and NBC Sunday Night Football (television’s #1 rated program) spotting the action for Al Michaels
  • –456 consecutive weeks penning WineInk, a syndicated newspaper column for The Aspen Times and other newspapers in the West
  • –127 articles written for other publications including SKI, Curated, Aspen Magazine, PEAK,  Wine Enthusiast, Modern Luxury and others
  • –37 years married to his wife, Linda
  • 60 years young

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