Ned Erickson

On January 1st, while running the section of

the parkway between the Mill Pond and Cumberland Knob, Ned Erickson, a writer and avid runner, had a crazy thought. What would it be like to run the WHOLE THING? Thus began the dream: to run the entire 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in record time. 
After completing 261 miles in 5 days, he was hospitalized from kidney complications due to the pain medicine he was taking. 

Having set the "North Carolina" record. He is in training to complete Virginia portion in record setting time. 

The plan:
wake up, stretch, eat, and finish what he started! Current start date is September 24th (his birthday!) The purpose: to promote his new book CLAY and raise money for two great causes. Carolina Point, a camp near Brevard NC, to outfit it for Capernaum, Young Life’s ministry to Special Needs Kids.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

TEAM MEMBERS

Walk with Me - $10   
- get a FREE digital download of Clay   
- a FREE Clay sticker   
- be registered for the Grand Prize   
- get email updates from the road!

Jog with Me - $26   
- get a FREE signed copy of Clay   
- a FREE Clay sticker   
- be registered for the Grand Prize   
- get email updates from the road!

Run with Me - $52   
- get a FREE signed copy of Clay   
- 4 FREE Clay stickers   
- a FREE Race T-shirt (limited # remaining)
- be registered for the Grand Prize   
- get email updates from the road!

SPONSORS

Day Sponsor - $52
 
(52 miles a day. That’s the plan!)   
- get your name mentioned on every web and email blast   
- get a FREE signed copy of Clay   
- get 4 FREE Clay stickers   
- get a FREE Race T-Shirt (limited # remaining)
 - be registered for the Grand Prize   
- get email updates from the road! 
 - receive exclusive invitation to the post race party and insider’s club. 

Mile Sponsor - $469
- get your name mentioned on every     web and email blast
- get your name or logo on T-shirt, posters, and other media material
- get 4 FREE signed copies of Clay 
- get 4 FREE Clay stickers   
- get a FREE Race T-Shirt (limited # remaining)
- 4 registrations for the Grand Prize Drawing 
- get email updates from the road!   - receive exclusive invitation to the post race party and insider’s club.

Race Sponsor - $900   
- get your name mentioned in every interview, news story, web post, publication, email, etc. related to the race   - get your name or logo on T-shirt, posters, and other media material   
- get as many FREE signed copies of Clay as you want   
​- get as many FREE Clay stickers as you want   
- get as many FREE Race T-Shirts (limited # remaining) 
- be registered for the Grand Prize Drawing   
​- get email updates from the road   - receive exclusive invitation to the post race party and insider’s club. 


make tax-deductible checks out to HOPE CHURCH. 

381 Dover Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

*​memo "we run for them"