As I start to dig into planning all the details of my Grand Canyon Rim to Rim To Rim run this year I wanted to put a post on my blog for those of you who are thinking about joining in on the fun.

As you know, one of my goals this year is to inspire and help people to do something that is a little more than they thought they were capable of. Now, the Grand Canyon is a very formidable run, it’s long, it’s hot, it’s 46 miles, and you need to be well trained. But, it’s also A LOT OF FUN.

The date has been set for April 19th. It’s a Monday. That would allow those that would like to do the Rage in the Sage Triathlon a few days to get over to the Grand Canyon, same as those competing in the Salt Lake City Marathon.

So, if you have been thinking about asking me if you can tag along on this trip, now is the time to make yourself known.

The trip will be well planned, that is a specialty of mine. I will be sending out an email soon with the overall schedule and lodging options. I provide the structure and the details, and you provide the fitness and your own cash.

My sponsors this year have all agreed to give a little love to this “adventure” so that will be an additional perk.

Lastly, if you are in the area and we have emailed, or tweeted and you need to get to know me better for Grand Canyon purposes, I am running 45 miles this weekend in 6 mile loops. Loops will leave at the top of the hour starting at 8am from the Cherry Creek State Park area. Contact me or leave a comment if you need details.

Last years R2R2R video

Grand Canyon R2R2R from sonjawieck on Vimeo.

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  1. I would like to find peolple looking to run R2R2R this year 2011. I appriciate if you can tell me who is doing this event. My goal is to run around April/May 2011

    Thanks,
    Saul

  2. My lasting memory of the Grand Canyon was that everywhere I looked it seemed to be a different color. I suppose it was primarily about how the sun hit the clifts

  3. March 29, 2010

    Wow, just found your website. R2R2R is one of my goals but won’t be ready by April 19. Also am training for the Mount Lemmon Marathon here in Tucson in Oct. (26.2 miles straight up +6000 ft.) Would like to do a south rim to the river or even a little further sometime in the near future…..If you know anyone else that would be interested or could direct me to a website or blog with similar interest I would appreciate it.

    Good luck with your training and your r2r2r.

  4. I was at the canyon last year with my daughter and thought that the R2R2R would be awesome ! I’m training pretty hard now for this year’s ultra and think this would be a great experience. Add me to your list. I need to check the calendar but I might just give it a try this year ! Sounds like a great time !

  5. I’d love to do it, but I’d like to see the details before committing. Please please add me to the maybe list 🙂

  6. All these amazing people around me doing amazing things! I think I need to get an ultra under my belt before trying this one but Megan has thrown it on my radar.

  7. I want to go! That looks like an amazing experience – I would definitely be game next year. I need some time to work up to the ultra distance.

  8. That is a sweet video and an amazing accomplishment. Thanks for sharing the adventure! Just found your blog and I love it – so inspiring. Wish I had the fitness to join you but for now I’ll take your inspiration as I jump back into running after the birth of my little girl. Oh, and thanks for my new addiction to Justin’s Maple Almond Butter. Geesh….

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