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5K Streaker Profile: John Ramsay

ROI 5K Administrators - Monday, June 02, 2014

There’s a hard core team of runners we call the Streakers, who have competed in every 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the ROI. We’d like to introduce you to one of them: John Ramsay, Site Manager at Radiation Business Solutions.

At last year’s event, John finished with an impressive 17:18:00. John is not only a fast runner, but he’s a distance runner as well. His most recent adventure was to run the “Rim to Rim to Rim” – a double crossing of the Grand Canyon, from one side to the other and back.

Depending on which trail you choose, this is about a 46 mile roundtrip run over rocky terrain. The weather at the top can vary wildly from the weather at the bottom. You have to deal with extreme altitude changes (from 7000 feet at the south rim, to 2600 feet at the bottom, to 8000 feet at the north rim).

John wins plenty of races, but this was not a race – as he puts it, this was “a chance to really see the Grand Canyon, to really get down into it and feel just how vast it really is.” He and his friends finished the run in 16 hours and 34 minutes. 

 Next up for John is the Music City Distance Carnival at Vanderbilt University on June 1st. And of course, he’ll be in San Francisco for the 2014 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the ROI – will you? Register today!