RAAM

It’s known as “The Toughest Race on Earth”. It’s 30% longer than the Tour de France. You need to average between 250 and 350 miles per day to finish the race. The clock doesn’t stop. There are no aid stations. If you want to stop, you lose time and position. You cover over 3,000 miles, cross 14 states, and climb over 100,000 feet of elevation (almost four times the altitude of Mt. Everest). Austrian adventurer Wolfgang Fasching has won solo RAAM three times and climbed Mt. Everest. In his opinion, “Everest is more dangerous, but RAAM is much harder.” You will need to try to consume over 8,000 calories a day but your body will still burn more than you can feed it. You need to drink about 3 gallons of fluids a day. Many have attempted RAAM, but less than 200 people have completed the race in the solo category. So we know it can be done. Click here to read my account of the race.

All Times Are Based On Eastern Time Zone

Time Station Section Total ETA Must Actual
Start: Oceanside, CA 0 0 6/17 15:00 6/17 15:00 6/17 15:00
TS 01: Lake Henshaw, CA 54.5 54.5 6/17 18:45 6/17 20:00  
TS 02: Brawley, CA 88.5 143.0 6/18 01:00 6/18 04:08  
TS 03: Blythe, CA 89.6 232.6 6/18 09:00 6/18 12:23  
TS 04: Salome, AZ 61.0 293.6 6/18 13:00 6/18 18:00  
TS 05: Congress, AZ 52.6 346.2 6/18 16:00 6/18 22:50  
TS 06: Prescott, AZ 50.2 396.3 6/18 19:30 6/19 03:28  
TS 07: Cottonwood, AZ 41.2 437.6 6/18 22:45 6/19 07:15  
TS 08: Flagstaff, AZ 53.2 490.8 6/19 02:00 6/19 12:09  
TS 09: Tuba City, AZ 71.9 562.7 6/19 11:00 6/19 18:45  
TS 10: Kayenta, AZ 71.8 634.5 6/19 16:00 6/20 01:22  
TS 11: Mexican Hat, UT 44.6 679.1 6/19 19:30 6/20 05:28  
TS 12: Montezuma Creek, UT 39.6 718.7 6/19 22:00 6/20 09:07  
TS 13: Cortez, CO 50.1 768.9 6/20 01:00 6/20 13:43  
TS 14: Durango, CO 44.8 813.6 6/20 03:30 6/20 17:50  
TS 15: Pagosa Springs, CO 70.2 883.8 6/20 11:00 6/21 00:17  
TS 16: Chama, NM 50.1 933.9 6/20 14:00 6/21 04:53  
TS 17: Antonito, CO 49.0 982.9 6/20 17:00 6/21 09:24  
TS 18: Taos, NM 61.2 1044.1 6/20 20:30 6/21 15:00  
TS 19: Eagles Nest, NM 52.8 1096.9 6/21 01:00 6/21 20:01  
TS 20: Springer, NM 43.2 1140.1 6/21 03:30 6/22 00:07  
TS 21: Clayton, NM 88.9 1229.0 6/21 11:30 6/22 08:32  
TS 22: Elkhart, KS 82.1 1311.1 6/21 19:30 6/22 16:19  
TS 23: Plains, KS 82.3 1393.5 6/22 00:30 6/23 00:07  
TS 24: Greensburg, KS 77.7 1471.2 6/22 05:00 6/23 07:28  
TS 25: Pratt, KS 32.0 1503.2 6/22 10:00 6/23 10:29  
TS 26: Maize, KS 76.7 1579.9 6/22 15:00 6/23 17:45  
TS 27: El Dorado, KS 34.2 1614.1 6/22 16:30 6/23 20:59  
TS 28: Yates Center, KS 64.5 1678.6 6/22 16:30 6/24 03:06  
TS 29: Ft Scott, KS 59.0 1678.6 6/22 21:30 6/24 08:41  
TS 30: Weaubleau, MO 66.3 1803.9 6/23 01:30 6/24 14:59  
TS 31: Camdenton, MO 49.0 1853.0 6/24 05:00 6/24 19:37  
TS 32: Jefferson City, MO 58.5 1911.4 6/24 11:30 6/25 01:09  
TS 33: Washington, MO 75.6 1987.0 6/24 16:00 6/25 08:18  
TS 34: Mississippi River 70.6 2057.6 6/24 20:30 6/25 15:00  
TS 35: Greenville, IL 47.9 2105.5 6/25 00:30 6/25 19:48  
TS 36: Effingham, IL 49.3 2154.8 6/25 04:00 6/26 00:43  
TS 37: Sullivan, IN 75.2 2230.0 6/25 04:00 6/26 08:15  
TS 38: Bloomington, IN 60.9 2290.8 6/25 11:00 6/26 14:20  
TS 39: Greensburg, IN 63.2 2354.0 6/25 15:00 6/26 20:40  
TS 40: Oxford, OH 49.5 2403.5 6/25 18:00 6/27 01:37  
TS 41: Blanchester, OH 50.2 2453.7 6/25 21:00 6/27 06:39  
TS 42: Chillicothe, OH 58.1 2511.8 6/25 00:30 6/27 12:28  
TS 43: Athens, OH 59.1 2570.9 6/26 07:00 6/27 18:22  
TS 44: Ellenboro, WV 66.6 2637.5 6/26 11:00 6/28 01:02  
TS 45: Grafton, WV 64.8 2702.3 6/26 15:30 6/28 07:02  
TS 46: Gormania, WV 44.5 2746.8 6/26 19:00 6/28 11:59  
TS 47: La Vale, MD 46.0 2792.8 6/26 22:00 6/28 16:34  
TS 48: Hancock, MD 43.8 2836.5 6/26 01:00 6/28 20:57  
TS 49: Rouzerville, PA 48.8 2885.4 6/27 08:00 6/29 01:50  
TS 50: Hanover, PA 39.0 2924.4 6/27 11:00 6/29 05:43  
TS 51: Mt Airy, MD 37.8 2962.1 6/27 14:00 6/29 09:32  
TS 52: Odenton, MD 39.4 3001.6 6/27 17:00 6/26 08:15  
TS 53: Annapolis, MD 15.2 3016.7 6/27 18:30 6/29 15:00  
RAAM

RAAM

4 thoughts on “RAAM

  1. Michael,

    You are AMAZING!!! We are along side you in spirit and support. Hope you can rest during the mid-U.S. heat of the day. Let us know if you need any help from afar. You are in our constant positive thoughts and prayers.
    Love, hugs, and tons of inner power,
    Tracey and Chris

  2. Michael,

    You are a REMARKABLE athlete and AMAZING guy!!! You are inspiring with your accomplishments and dedication to family. As a long time cyclist and coworker at Mediware, I am PROUD of YOU and wish you strength as you continue this epic race.

    Positive thoughts,

    Bob

  3. Michael,

    It is amazing to see your perseverance and your accomplishments. I wish you strength, good rest, and good weather to successfully finish the race, accident free.

    Good Luck. My thoughts are with you.

    Judy

  4. Tak Ja napred pozdravim Hrdinu,, nevim,bere sily,, preji Good luck,
    Pak si dovolim pozdravit Olinku,, ted i co by tlumocnici,, Olinko,, i Tobe a Dylanovi ” Stastnou cestu zpet,”,, pak pozdravim Richarda,tatinka,, ktery by podnikl tuto cestu a splnil si sen…
    Nakonec zdravim zbytek posadky, byt je neznam.. a vsem preji stastnou cestu domu.
    Marie Capounova

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