shanefinn.com
shanefinn.com
Official website for Shane Finn
 
 
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It all started with a run…

Shane ran his first marathon in 2010…. and he didn’t stop there

*Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland are 501(c)3 registered in the USA and can accept donations via The American Fund for Charities – www.americanfund.info

Who?

Meet Shane Finn… Shane Finn is an ultra-athlete, speaker, entrepreneur, and charity fundraiser from Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Since 2010 Shane has been putting his body to the test and pushing limits to see exactly how far he can go. Aged only 17, Shane took on his first marathon and raised €8000 for a the charity close to his heart, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland. Incredibly, in 2014, Shane completed 12 marathons in 12 days, raising €36,000 for SBHI.

Then, in 2017, Shane blew everyone away and conquered 24 marathons in 24 days around his native Ireland, raising a staggering €142,500 for SBHI! On top of these achievements, Shane is an established presence in the health and fitness industry having founded the WK Fitness company and, more recently, Shane Finn Training. From this platform Shane works as guest lecturer at Sacred Heart University, CT.

Shane has spoken to audiences in some of the most influential corporate settings including, ESB International, IBM, and Boston Scientific. As a brand ambassador, Shane has worked with significant companies such as John West, Brita Ireland, Origin (performance foods), and Sport RX.

What?

American Ultra – Running and cycling from San Francisco to New York City in 36 days, and all to raise over €250,000 for charity! On 29 th March 2019 Shane Finn will start his journey of over 5000 kilometres from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, ending 36 days later on the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC.

The aim is for Shane to cycle 270km for three consecutive days, then run 55/60km a day for three consecutive days, and then to repeat this pattern six times – no rest days, just 36 days of relentless physical and mental endurance to support those who live with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

This will be Shane’s greatest challenge to date and will take in arid desert, snow-capped mountains, endless highways, and everything in between. We are seeking support for every step and revolution along the way and Shane can’t wait to meet you along the way on this arduous journey!

Where?

Shane will travel coast to coast under his own steam, from San Francisco to New York City. Along this journey he will make his way through the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York!

Why?

…because living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus can be extremely challenging, Shane wants to ensure that everyone in Ireland who lives with the conditions gets the essential support they need.Spina bifida – one or more vertebrae of the spine are not completely formed. Instead they are split, and the spinal cord and its coverings usually protrude through a sac-like bulge on the back which is covered with a thin membrane. Due to the sensitive nature of the spinal cord, this leads to physical issues with mobility, continence, and other related conditions such as pressure sores.

Hydrocephalus – Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the cranium/head and the rate at which it is absorbed. This imbalance causes significant pressure which has to be relieved by a device called a ‘shunt’, a rubber tube which is inserted internally from the head to the stomach allowing the CSF to drain away. The injury which takes place to the brain because of this pressure can lead to issues with memory, cognitive processing, and behaviour.

65% of people in Ireland who have spina bifida also have hydrocephalus, which is why SBHI works to support those with one or both conditions. Those supported often experience discrimination, isolation, and challenges to their own mental health. SBHI works to facilitate the measures necessary to overcome these issues.

Shane wants to see everyone living with the conditions reach their full potential, and he knows this can only happen with the support of SBHI. Through creating awareness and raising funds for this charity, Shane is helping to ensure that thousands of people in Ireland can avail of essential services. These include respite breaks, family support services, Resource Centre opportunities, education support, and social events.

How?

Only you can make this happen… Shane will run and cycle across America, but it is only with YOUR support that American Ultra will succeed. We are looking for support in the following ways:

We are looking for sponsorship of:

 An RV for accommodation for Shane and the crew from coast to coast

 An additional crew vehicle from coast to coast

 Vehicle fuel for the RV and additional vehicle from coast to coast

 Food costs for Shane and the crew for the entire journey

 Flights to get Shane and the support crew to America and back

 Equipment for Shane including an aero road bike, two bike boxes, and running gear

 Marketing/PR opportunities to promote the event and reach as many people as possible

If you, or the company you work for, can assist with providing support with these essential items, or by sponsoring them, Shane would love to hear from you!

You can contact Shane directly via his email address info@shanefinn.com

Thank you!

 
 
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American Ultra - Route Information

Here you will find the specific route information for all 36 days of American Ultra

Please note: All route links load in MILES not kilometres. To view in kilometres, please select within Google Maps.

  1. (Bike - March 29th) Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransico, CA TO Folsom, CA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay1

  2. (Bike - March 30th) Folsom, CA TO Silver Springs, NV - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay2

  3. (Bike - March 31st) Silver Springs, NV TO Lincoln Hwy, Eureka, NV 89316 - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay3

  4. (Run - April 1st) Lincoln Hwy, Eureka, NV 89316 TO Silver Sky Lodge RV Park, US-50, Eureka, NV 89316 - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay4

  5. (Run - April 2nd) Silver Sky Lodge RV Park, US-50, Eureka, NV 89316 TO Lincoln Hwy, Nevada, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay5

  6. (Run - April 3rd) Lincoln Hwy, Nevada, USA TO Ruth, NV - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay6

  7. (Bike - April 4th) Ruth, NV TO Minersville, UT - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay7

  8. (Bike - April 5th) Minersville, UTUT-12 TO Escalante, UT 84726, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay8

  9. (Bike - April 6th) UT-12, Escalante, UT 84726, USA TO UT-95, Lake Powell, UT 84533, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay9

  10. (Run - April 7th) UT-95, Lake Powell, UT 84533 TO USAUT-95, Utah, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay10

  11. (Run - April 8th) UT-95, Utah, USAUS-191 TO Monticello, UT 84535, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay11

  12. (Run - April 9th) US-191, Monticello, UT 84535, USA TO 56322 US-491, Dove Creek, CO 81324, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay12

  13. (Bike - April 10th) 56322 US-491, Dove Creek, CO 81324, USA TO Cimarron, Colorado 81220, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay13

  14. (Bike - April 11th) Cimarron, Colorado 81220, USA TO 12777 CO-96, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay14

  15. (Bike - April 12th) 12777 CO-96, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA TO 53305-53999 CO-96, Eads, CO 81036, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay15

  16. (Run - April 13th) 53305-53999 CO-96, Eads, CO 81036 TO UKS-96, Tribune, KS 67879, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay16

  17. (Run - April 14th) KS-96, Tribune, KS 67879, USAKS-96 TO Marienthal, KS 67863, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay17

  18. (Run - April 15th) KS-96, Marienthal, KS 67863, USA TO KS-96, Dighton, KS 67839, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay18

  19. (Bike - April 16th) KS-96, Dighton, KS 67839, USA TO 2710 E 56th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay19

  20. (Bike - April 17th) 2710 E 56th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA TO 19990 Brown Rd, Chanute, KS 66720, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay20

  21. (Bike - April 18th) 19990 Brown Rd, Chanute, KS 66720, USA TO 1216 State Hwy E, Marshfield, MO 65706, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay21

  22. (Run - April 19th) 1216 State Hwy E, Marshfield, MO 65706, USA TO 19311 Rte 66, Phillipsburg, MO 65722, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay22

  23. (Run - April 20th) 19311 Rte 66, Phillipsburg, MO 65722, USA TO 2011 Rte 66, Waynesville, MO 65583, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay23

  24. (Run - April 21st) 2011 Rte 66, Waynesville, MO 65583, USA TO 14655 County Rd 8300, Rolla, MO 65401, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay24

  25. (Bike - April 22nd) 14655 County Rd 8300, Rolla, MO 65401, USA TO 1426 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay25

  26. (Bike - April 23rd) 1426 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246, USA TO 1729 IN-42, Mooresville, IN 46158, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay26

  27. (Bike - April 24th) 1729 IN-42, Mooresville, IN 46158, USA TO 13141 Columbus Cincinnati Rd, London, OH 43140, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay27

  28. (Run - April 25th) 13141 Columbus Cincinnati Rd, London, OH 43140, USA TO 3505 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay28

  29. (Run - April 26th) 3505 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235, USA TO 1420 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay29

  30. (Run - April 27th) 1420 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023, USA TO 2700 Chandlersville Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay30

  31. (Bike - April 28th) 2700 Chandlersville Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, USA TO 200 Brush Run Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay31

  32. (Bike - April 29th) 200 Brush Run Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, USA TO 800 Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay32

  33. (Bike - April 30th) 800 Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, USA TO 10 Cannon Hill Dr, New Hampton, NY 10958, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay33

  34. (Run - May 1st) 10 Cannon Hill Dr, New Hampton, NY 10958, USA TO 2385 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay34

  35. (Run - May 2nd) 2385 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA TO Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay35

  36. (Bike to NYC & Run to Brooklyn Bridge - May 3rd) Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA TO Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay36