Reach Your Peak
In the next few weeks, Randy and his dedicated teammates will raise awareness (not to mention heart rates) with some epic athletic feats (see below).
Fortunately for the rest of us, there’s a way to support the important goals of 2020 Vision Quest that doesn’t involve running all night or six hours on a bike seat. The Seventh Annual Peak Potential Dinner and Charity Auction on November 12 provides its own brand of high-impact workout, with repeated sets of loaded fork curls, full-glass lifts and credit card swipes. Guiding Eyes puppy raisers might even lead cross-species yoga with their downward-facing dogs.
In a new venue — the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua — this year, the dinner promises terrific food and fellowship, unique auction items and inspirational remarks from Randy. The deadline for ticket sales is November 1 but we’d like to sell out by October 12. Help us sprint toward our goal by purchasing tickets!
“Reach the Beach” Relay
On the weekend of September 16th and 17th, Randy will be part of the first-ever Ultra Reebok Ragnar Relay team comprised entirely of athletes who are visually impaired. The six athletes of “Team with a Vision”—brought together through a partnership between the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) and 2020 Vision Quest—will be joined by six more athletes from the Coastal Athletic Association who will serve as their sighted guides. This exciting matchup will reunite Randy with his good friend Pete Houde (instrumental in organizing this whole team), who guided Randy in his very first Tough Mudder and also for the first half of their very successful 2015 Boston Marathon. This combined team of 12 seeks to raise awareness for the abilities of athletes with disabilities everywhere—while competing in one of the oldest relay races in the U.S. This team will have half the members of all other teams in the race; thus each runner will need to run twice the typical distance. Randy and Pete will be running nearly 40 miles of this race—over 200 miles from Bretton Woods NH to Hampton Beach NH—as a pair.
Seacoast Century Bicycle Ride
On the following weekend, September 24-25, Randy will hop back on a tandem bike with his close friend, ski coach and fellow biking enthusiast Brent Bell for a 100-mile bicycle ride around the beautiful NH seacoast. Or, will the bike possibly have a third seat as well, and will a third “mystery rider” join the team? Watch for more information about this adventure in the near future!