Ultra distance runner Rick Springer has given up his bid to run 2,800 miles across America for many charities in August. Singer, 32, is a lecturer, motivational speaker and author.
Singer, 32, is a lecturer, motivational speaker and author. He ran the New York City Marathon in November but injuries prevented him from completing the Cayman Marathon a month later.
Singer had signed an agreement with the Guiness Book of World Records to attempt breaking the current 27 year old record by crossing the United States in 46 days on foot.
Besides donations to the charities, 50 per cent of his book sales profit would also be donated to charity.
The epic run was scheduled to start on August 16 from Los Angeles to New York City and charities that would have benefitted included: Indra Loka Animal Sanctuary, Stay Focused, Choice Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation CenterDamon and Stella Foundation for Mental Health,and the Goodeed Health.
Besides donations to the charities, 50 per cent of his book sales profit will also be donated to charity.
‘Unfortunately, I will need to cancel the Run Across America due to lack of resources available to complete it safely,’ Singer said.
‘The commitments of companies and support from individuals also fell through making it impossible at this moment to do this important event correctly.
‘Those who did help out I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will figure out the accounts and make appropriate donations by year’s end. We were successful in our Run Across Cayman and raising awareness.
‘It’s sad to say that I learned a lot about the state of humanity at the current time and am not pleased overall with people’s desire to help change the world.
‘I will continue to do whatever I can through teaching, writing and so on, however I am also discontinuing my newsletter due to cost and low book sales. My passion continues to be to help humanity and I promise to do so in any way I can.’