As school budgets are stretched, school fundraising becomes more important each year. Often, PTA-sponsored fundraisers raise the money to provide sports, arts and music programs for the kids.
The Glen Edwards Middle School (GEMS) in Lincoln is no exception. However, the way the school promotes their GEMS 5K run is very exceptional. Two school dads, Tony Overbay and Jeffery Johnston, will run non-stop for 24 hours leading up the school’s 5K run. During their 24-hour run, scheduled to begin the morning of Friday, April 24, 2015, they plan to run 125 miles. This feat will draw lots of attention from the media, parents, runners and the kids.
Overbay and Johnston frequently participate in ultra marathons, any run that exceeds the 26.2 mile marathon. These dads run 100-milers, several times a year.
I first met Tony Overbay in 2013.
Check out the video above to learn more about their exceptional feat (and feet).
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