Maryland Trek 2017-08-11T17:11:05+00:00

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About the Trek

I almost lost my left leg when I was 14 years old. I recovered and continued to play sports, but I know what painful surgery, long hospital stays, and a poor diagnoses is like. That is why I dedicate my time and social media resources to this trek across Maryland to raise hopes for the kids, awareness of their fight, and money for Cool Kids Campaign.

Starting from the summit of Wisp and ending at the Inlet in Ocean City, I picked Maryland’s two largest playgrounds for the kids who want to be kids again and just play. This is NO walk in the park. Fast paced hiking and biking combination everyday, to cross the state of Maryland from west to east in 7 days. Two legs each day, pun fully intended. That’s the plan. I’ve moved from sprinting to long distance running in my adulthood, but the hike is something more people can relate to. The biking portion represents the fun part childhood, plus it relieves tension on my legs using different muscles and shortens the time of the entire event.

Each day will start with a 27 mile hike averaging a little more than 4 miles per hour. The distance of 27 is just over a marathon and represents the years since I was sick to my first trek. The bike part will be 14 miles (or more), for the age I was when I was sick. Each day will be to honor one of our Cool Kids. Tell you their story and let them know that many people care and perhaps one day they can be all grown up and say they ‘were’ sick, but no longer.

I have assembled a team and have support from some great people and experts in fitness.  I welcome more people to join my trek for the whole week or a single day. Plus, if you can, I’d love to see you along the way. If you drive by or stop to say high, we can take a pic and post it using the hashtag #mdtrek3 to help document this lifetime journey on all social media platforms. I’ve got some cool surprises along the way as well so you hopefully stick with me all the way through the end.

Maryland Trek 4 Day 6 for Jimmy Martino

August 18 2017 This 6th day of our Maryland Trek is through the Eastern Shore. It is flat, but it is long.  Today will have the added bonus of high heat and a risk of severe storms. My weather report is in my prior post. We have 27 miles to hike, taking us past Easton,

Maryland Trek 4 Day 5 for Ella Edwards

Thursday August 16 2017 Our team today includes Ross and Rebecca again. My friend Colleen Morehead who did this day on Trek 2 is back. Representing Tri Sport Junction are Donna Larkin, Jane Linde, Melanie Biemiller.  So glad we get to share this day with our friend Doug Edmunds as well. We have been doing

Maryland Trek 4 Day 4 for Shawn Madden and Cole Kilmon

August 16 2017 Today we will stay on the bike all day and I will be part of a dozen riders. Before I get to the honorees Shawn Madden and Cole Kilmon.  The weather should be quiet and typically warm for August. That's just fine for us rolling the wheels.  We will be styling in

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Maryland Trek Day 7 Finishing For Cool Kids Campaign

August 19 2019 It is a Saturday morning in the lower corner of Maryland and after a night we storms I am trying to gather my thoughts about the week that has just passed. To call it an emotional roller coaster would be an understatement. Exhausting and exhilarating with everything in between. The storm that

Maryland Trek 4 Day 6 for Jimmy Martino

August 18 2017 This 6th day of our Maryland Trek is through the Eastern Shore. It is flat, but it is long.  Today will have the added bonus of high heat and a risk of severe storms. My weather report is in my prior post. We have 27 miles to hike, taking us past Easton,

Maryland Trek 4 Day 5 for Ella Edwards

Thursday August 16 2017 Our team today includes Ross and Rebecca again. My friend Colleen Morehead who did this day on Trek 2 is back. Representing Tri Sport Junction are Donna Larkin, Jane Linde, Melanie Biemiller.  So glad we get to share this day with our friend Doug Edmunds as well. We have been doing

Maryland Trek 4 Day 4 for Shawn Madden and Cole Kilmon

August 16 2017 Today we will stay on the bike all day and I will be part of a dozen riders. Before I get to the honorees Shawn Madden and Cole Kilmon.  The weather should be quiet and typically warm for August. That's just fine for us rolling the wheels.  We will be styling in

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