From April 19th to June 19th, 2010, Lisa Smith Batchen, one of the world’s premier ultra-runners, will be the first person to attempt to run 50 miles in each of the 50 states.
Though two people have previously run a marathon distance in each state, no one has ever taken on the challenge of completing an ultra in the same period of time.
Accompanying Lisa on the run will be a small support crew including her good friend and running partner, Sister Mary Beth Lloyd.
Sister Mary Beth, 61, belongs to the order of the Religious Teachers Filipini, an order dedicated to education. Sister Mary Beth will run alongside Lisa in her full habit: a black wool tunic over a white shirt and underskirt, black headpiece and a black woolen belt… and sneakers.
WHO WE’RE RUNNING FOR
The Dreamchasers Foundation, founded by Lisa and Sister Mary Beth, will give 100% of the donations made to AIDS Orphans Rising.