1 Day for the K.I.A.'s second year proved to be a success in our mission to commemorate our nation's fallen service members. In addition to raising over $42,200 in scholarship funds, we were able to continue to raise an enormous amount of awareness around the Ohio State campus and Columbus area by hosting memorial events, local media features, and creating commemorative merchandise.
The Endurance Run
With this year's run, we increased our total amount raised to over $42,200 for the children, siblings, and spouses of fallen military service members to attend The Ohio State University. Thanks to the hard work of our team, the generous contributions of others, and the support of sponsors, we were able to attribute 100% of the funds raised through the run to the scholarship fund.
Our race had over 70 runners, some organized into 3 and 4 person relay teams. Collectively, our runners ran over 1,800 miles, averaging over 30 miles per person. Most impressively, our 1st place individual runner, Charlie Engle, covered over 111 miles. Our 1st place three and four person relay teams covered over 115 miles and 144 miles, respectively (Team ChUBAR and Team Fearsome 4some).
Full Race Results
Our Sponsored Runners for the 2014-2015 Race were:
AFROTC Cadets Danie D'Souza, Andrew Goldin, Nate Herrmann, Austin New, Matt Ovnic, Mike Siemer, Duck Yim, NRTOC Cadet Nick Eifel, and OSU Students Ali Butler and Adam Ingram.
Thank you sponsored runners for your hard work and their sponsors for the support!
Race Day Photos
1 DAY FOR THE K.I.A. VIRTUAL RUNNERS
1DK was proud to offer a Virtual Runner option which allowed people from all over the world to participate in our cause. Our Virtual Runners were provided with a Race Day T-shirt, POW/MIA/KIA bracelet, and bib. While our runners were participating in the 24 Hour Endurance Run, they were asked to go for a run - didn't matter how far or how long - while wearing our gear! After their run, they sent in a "selfie" with details of which fallen service member they ran in memory of. To check out all of our Virtual Runners, and who they ran for, click here!
1 Day for the K.I.A. Awareness Events
Throughout the school year, 1DK was also able to raise awareness through small and medium sized awareness events. We were honored to appear on NBC4's Daytime Columbus as a way of promoting 1DK through our Sponsored Runners. We were also very excited to meet and interact with one of our supporters, Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the Arnold Classic.