What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

Book a presentation

Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

#miles4quinn

Our community has logged
14,759
miles
as of Fri. April 24th!

Log my miles

Did you walk, run, bike, or otherwise undertake healthy miles today? Dedicate them to the Mighty Quinn!

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Boston a Huge Success for Randy and Team!

On a cold, gray April day, running into a headwind and then steady rain, Randy made the most of a long-standing goal of his and did the memory of The Mighty Quinn very proud. He turned in an outstanding time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 37 seconds for the historic 26.2-mile Boston marathon course. This beat his previous personal marathon best by almost 24 minutes--at hilly, gruelling Boston. Congratulations to Randy and his fantastic teammates--coach Greg Hallerman and guides Peter and Christine Houde. Photo above--Randy is in blue shirt in center, doing fist pump for cheering fans. Coach Greg Hallerman (red shirt) is to left of Randy; guide Christine Houde (pink shirt) is to right, holding front end of Randy's white cane. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jordan.

Marathon-related Media Coverage:

WBUR-Boston radio's "CommonHealth" blog has an excellent 4/16 story on Randy called "This Blind Man Climbs Every Mountain, and Now He’s About to Run the Boston Marathon." It includes, at the top, a six-minute audio interview version. From the University of New Hampshire, UNH Today's "Sneakers to Asphalt" story highlights UNH students, alumni and staff who are running Boston on Patriots Day. Randy, UNH class of '88, is the fourth runner featured in the story. Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner story on Randy--"Blind Patriots season-ticket holder gets the game better than anyone"--covers his Patriot fandom but also his recent Tough Mudder adventures and his marathon plans. And Dover NH's Foster's Daily Democrat has a new "Team with a Vision" story on 2020's Boston Marathon team of Randy, Peter and Christine Houde of Somersworth NH, and Greg Hallerman of Hollis NH. For this and all other media coverage of Randy and 2020 Vision Quest, refer at any time to our "In the Media" page. UPDATE: Five new media stories, including Sports Illustrated.com, New Hampshire Public Radio and WBZ-TV Boston appeared on 4/20-21 and are at the top of these listings.

From the Blog

Commencement Honors and Meaning

- With so much happening with 2020VQ, Randy steps back to reflect on the importance of connecting with students. Read more

"You get out what you put in!" Oberto Hero of Summer sends a powerful message with Tough Mudder success in LA

- The king of obstacle course races is the Tough Mudder. We teamed up to show the rewards of Believing and Achieving – How will you handle your next obstacle? Read more

NH outstanding alumni, Toastmasters, "It" and the meaning of awards

- Randy is receiving honors for notable accomplishments and charitable efforts and continues to promote the work of 2020 Vision Quest. Read more

You're invited! Help support Randy's Marathon journey

- In one month, Randy runs the Boston Marathon. Find out what inspired this important quest and how you can help support! Read more

Happy Anniversary Autumn!

- Randy celebrates one happy year with his Guide Dog Autumn, and looks forward to many more. Read more

Peak Potential planning starts soon and we need help. Can you? Will you?

- Our largest and most important fundraiser in November needs a few key volunteers. Filling these roles is essential to ensure this successful and fun event remains viable. Will you share your time, energy, and creativity with a very worthy cause? Read more

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.