Race across the USA

Race across the USA
Beginning January 16, 2015 an international team of athletes will cross the United States on foot with the goal of inspiring a generation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thank You Gifts

This is my home and almost everyday I run on the beach.  
Day after day, hour after hour, for well over 10,000's miles I have ran, preparing my body for whatever adventure may come next?

On October 18th I will be running the E.C100 an Urban 100 mile Ultra marathon through the streets of Southern California  and then on 1/16/15 I begin my 3,080  mile run across the United States
all if an effort raise money for the
Along the way I have rescued countless discarded sand toys before they could wash away into the ocean or were destroyed by the tractors that comb the sand each morning.
The last couple years I have been giving away one of kind shovel amulets out as finisher awards for races that I have directed.
They have become a sought after and a prized possession of many!
I have seen them proudly displayed in at least 10 different peoples homes often right next to their favorite trophy or medal.
I was thinking how can thank people for their generosity in donating to the 100 Mile Club on my behalf ???
I am not a rich man and I don't have much to give
.  What I do have are are lots of sand toys once loved and forgotten by children that I hope will be cherished once again.

I  decided on a 3 tier rewards system.  

$30 Donation
($30 helps change the lives of three children)
"For Goodness Sake I got a Rake Club"
For your generous donation of $30  I will send you a genuine one of kind 100% recycled in California Rake amulet,  It probably will still have sand on it, the smell of the ocean and maybe a little bit of tar if you are lucky.  Wear your rake with pride and if you have an itch on your back go ahead and scratch it.  Find your inner peace and use rake your amulet to build a Zen rock garden anywhere and anytime.

$50 Donation
"Uplifter Drifter Sifter Club"

Every drifter need's a sifter. (If that's not a line in a Dr. Suess book it should be.) You my friend are an uplifter!  You just helped change the life of 5 kids.  THANK YOU!  Wear your sifter with pride and always be prepared to strike  it rich sifting through sand and streams for gold, diamonds or even pennies. Your kind donation could  make you a gazillionaire and if you do strike rich I already know that you are a kind hearted soul that will use your new found wealth to help others.

$100 or more Donation
"Heart of Awesomeness"
Anyone who is willing to help change the lives of ten or more kids definitely has a heart full of  AWESOMENESS.  You have handle on your heart and now you heart on the handle of your amulet.  These shovels are my very favorite thing to find on the beach.  They bring my heart happiness and I hope they do the same for you.  They are very rare and I have a limited supply of which I can't wait to share with some awesome people.  
If you do make a donation please email me at
contact me on facebook

Please include your name and address so that I can mail to you your thank you gift.  If you see a particular item in one of these pictures or have preference of color  I will do my best to send you the one you want.  Note if your amulet is cracked sandy or has tar on it, that just gives it more character. 

I will be posting the names of everyone who makes a donation (unless they wish to be anonymous) 
I hope that you appreciate  these thank you gifts I know that they are silly but my heart went into making them and if you send me a picture of you wearing yours I would love to post it on this blog.

Really though it's not about the reward it's all about helping out some kids.
Thank you very much in advance for your generosity. 
 The 100 mile club is  great organization that I care deeply about and any donation no matter how small can help make a big impact on a child's life!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Race Across the USA

Yesterday September 23rd 2014 I found out I was accepted to be part of a core group of runners to race across United States 120 marathons in 140 days starting on my 36th birthday January 16th 2015.

Myself along with a group of amazing athletes will be running 3,080 miles from Huntington Beach California to Washington D.C.  Along the way we will be joined by other runners who will be participating in shorter races across each of 12 states.

Why are we doing this?
The race is fundraiser for a charity I hold close to my heart.
Mission Statement
The 100 Mile Club® provides the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year which improves school readiness to learn, creates better education outcomes, building self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and others.
I absolutely love the 100 mile club and have seen it change the lives of young children.
 Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the country. 
That's me age 11
I was an obese child who never liked running as a kid/ I wish there was organization like the 100 mile club for me to have been a part of.
We need to do whatever we can to encourage kids to live a healthy life and be active and joining the 100 mile club is a great start
Over the years with the help of my great family and friends I have raised $1,000's of Dollars for the 100 mile club. I hope to continue to do so with your support.  In fact on Oct 17th I will be running in the 100 mile endurance challenge an Urban Ultra Marathon another fund raiser for the 100 mile club.
Needless to say I am overwhelmed with excitement to be chosen as part of the team!
I first  need to find companies that have my back and want to be part of my team.  I am looking for sponsorship at all levels and open to any creative Ideas?

The event is 140 days long and will have quite a bit of media exposure.  From a P.R. standpoint sponsoring and event like this seems like a no brainier to me?  Every Little bit counts and if you can help in any way please let know

Please Contact me at 
Patrick Sweeney

Thank you!