48 Hour Dreadmill Challenge

What is the 48 Hour Challenge

Over a 48 hour period between December 26 and December 28, 2017, Team RWB member Chris Cantrell will attempt to run 100 miles on a treadmill at the We Run store located in Cedar Rapids

Event scheduled to kick off December 26th at 12:00 (noon)

Who is Chris Cantrell?

Chris is currently a Team RWB member and enjoys the sport of running and rucking. Chris has some ultra marathon experience, but is what he would consider more of a weekend warrior than professional trained athlete. He is a Marine Corps veteran with a full time job and a family, not a sponsored professional runner.   

What is the Purpose of this challenge?

We Run; Team Red, White and Blue, (RWB); and the Alzheimer’s Association; have teamed up together along with Chris to raise money for Alzheimer’s research in a first of its kind event to be hosted by We Run in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  

Message from Chris!

From December 26 to December 28, 2017, Ill be trying to run 100 miles on a treadmill in order to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. I’m participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than 5 million Americans. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise. Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. Please make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease. Thank you! 

How to Donate?

For more information and to help Chris in his 48 hour challange of running 100 miles on a treadmill please visit his fundraising page at:


We Run LLC will also be having different and exciting ways to make donations and to show your support for Chris during his extraordinary challenge. We Run, Chris, along with many other sponsors and local business's will be offering various door prizes, games and special We Run sales with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association, during the 48 hour run. So STOP by We Run in Cedar Rapids from December 26th to December 28th, and show your support for a local runner (Chris) who is doing what he can to make a difference.

We Run will be posting a variety of door prizes available, promotional sales, giveaways, and many other opportunities to support Chris. 

Be sure to continually check the We Run website for updated information as we will continue to update our sponsors and list of great family fun activities, prizes and sales that will all benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Be sure and follow Chris's event on twitter @CRDreadmillChal or stay update with the Facebook page  @CRDreadmillChallenge 

Door prizes to be given away at challenge

List of prizes, coming soon!

Message from Chris

Chris Introduces the beneficiary (AA) Alzheimer's Association and explains more about his challenge.

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Thank you to our sponsors

Title sponsor and host

We Run LLC is proud to be sponsoring and hosting such a great cause and a one of a kind event at our Cedar Rapids store location

Gear sponsors

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Thanks Northtowne

Northtowne is providing the treadmills used during the 48 hour challenge. 


Hoka is providing the footwear to Chris in order to keep is feet, and legs fresh for the entire run. Hoka is known for its MAX CUSHION shoes and long distance running. Chris will be in good hands come December 26th.


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