Mike Ehredt of Hope, Idaho, who began his solo run called Project America Run to honor those who have served and died in Afghanistan, will be visiting the Decorah Middle School Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 2:40 p.m.
"Mike's representative contacted the Decorah Middle School (DMS). It just so happens that he will be in our community next Tuesday," said Leona Hoth, DMS principle. "The intent of our assembly is to recognize Ehredt for his recognition for fallen soldiers and to make this challenge available to DMS students and staff."
Ehredt, who is also a former soldier, ran solo across the States in honor of the fallen U.S. troops in Iraq in 2010 totaling over 4,300 miles. He has done similar projects in various destinations including Spain.
Ehredt launched Part 2 of Project America Run Thursday, Aug. 23 in International Falls, MN. When it had commenced, Mike announced a special challenge to all Americans.
"I issue this health challenge to all Americans. It is simply 26/81," Ehredt said in a news release.
This fraction represents the number of miles he will average a day for 81 days as he places flags to honor and remember the service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan; a total of over 2100 miles without a rest day.
It also represents a personal challenge to do 26 minutes of activity a day for the 81 days he is running. This can be any physical activity; bicycling, running, swimming, yoga, walking the dog, Frisbee, golf, touch football, walking the golf course, hiking and/or canoeing.
"It's an honor system and you are accountable to yourself. In a way you are out there with me and together we can achieve this goal"
For more on Project America Run, visit: projectamericarun.com