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Skateboarder to Ride 8,000 Miles, 35 States, in 100 Days for Cancer

Mark Williams, a skate instructor for, is riding 8,000 miles on his skateboard to raise money for breast cancer. His journey starts in Vermont and goes on to California before returning to Maryland.

Skateboarder to Ride 8,000 Miles, 35 States, in 100 Days for Cancer
Montgomery Village, MD, March 25, 2014 --( Mark William, an instructor at, is riding his skateboard for 35 States, 100 days, and 8,000 miles. Mark's trip starts March 27th in White River Junction, VT. From there, he travels across the country to California before returning to his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland. He will skate about 80 miles per day in honor of his past grandmother and to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Mark will be gone a total of 115 days, and he will entering two skate contests on the way. The first in Tampa, FL, the famous, annual Tampa Am, at the Skatepark of Tampa, and the other in Atlanta, Ga. (Damn Am). Mark will be skating for 100 days of the 115 days. He starts this trip in White River Junction, Vermont then goes to Maine, then rides the whole East Coast down to Tampa, FL. He will arrive in Tampa around April 20th, and will spend six days recovering before competing in the Tampa Am.

Mark will then compete in Atlanta before riding to California on May 12th. He plans to make it to the West Coast in less than thirty days. Mark will travel on his board through the bottom of the country then back from California to his home in Maryland.

This will be Mark's fifth trip traveling on a skateboard. Previously, his largest trip was 7 states, 3.5 days in 2013. He skated 330 miles out of the 500 miles on route. He started in Rosslyn, VA and ended up in Richmond, Indiana. He bases his average miles for every day on what he's done on the past trips, and he feels good with 80 miles which ends up being 12 hour days with 30 minute breaks every 20 to 30 miles.

Besides the benefit of money going to breast cancer, Mark has a few other dreams. He wants to open his own skate shop, called Certy's. He also wants to help teach people about skateboarding. Go Skate, America's largest skate school, will be connecting Mark with beginner skaters to teach on his way. Mark will teach skateboard lessons scheduled through in advance. He will be teaching skateboarding lessons for one hour from 12pm to 1pm or 1pm to 2pm.

Gone 125 Days Total
Goal: To Reach All 35 States, 100 Days of Skating, Total Miles 8,000

Day 1; 3/27/2014- White River Junction, VT to Belmont, NH to Sanford, ME- 100 Miles
Day 2: 3/28/2014- Sanford, ME to Hampton, NH to Boston, MA- 85 Miles
Day 3: 3/29/2014- Boston, MA to Pawtucket, RI to Kingston, RI- 80 Miles
Day 4: 3/30/2014- Kingston, RI to New London, CT to Branford, CT- 80 Miles
Day 5: 3/31/2014- Branford, CT to Norwalk, CT to Manhattan, NY- 80 Miles
Day 6: 4/1/2014- Manhattan, NY to North Brunswick, NJ to North East Philadelphia, PA- 95 Miles
Day 7: 4/2/2014- Philadelphia, Pa to Bear, DE to Joppa, MD- 80 Miles
Day 8: 4/3/2014- Joppa, MD to Laurel, MD to Woodbridge, VA- 80 Miles
Day 9: 4/4/2014- Woodbridge, VA to Woodford, VA to Richmond, VA- 80 Miles
Day 10: 4/5/2014- Richmond, VA to Dinwiddie, VA to South Hill, VA- 80 Miles
Day 11: 4/6/2014- South Hill, VA to Henderson, NC to Raleigh, NC- 80 Miles
Day 12: 4/7/2014- Raleigh, NC to Sanford, NC to Aberdeen, NC- 80 Miles
Day 13: 4/8/2014- Aberdeen, NC to Cheraw, SC to Cassatt, SC- 80 Miles
Day14: 4/9/2014- Cassatt, SC to Lugoff, SC to Columbia, SC- 45 Miles.
Day 15: 4/10/2014- Columbia, SC to Batesburg, SC to Augusta, GA- 80 Miles
Day 16: 4/11/2014- Augusta, GA to Waynesboro, GA to Swainsboro, GA- 80 Miles
Day 17: 4/12/2014- Swainsboro, Ga to Lyons, GA to Alma, GA- 80 Miles
Day 18: 4/13/2014- Alma, GA to Folkston, GA to Jacksonville, FL- 100 Miles
*Day 19: 4/14/2014- Mark will take off a Day in Jacksonville
Day 20: 4/15/2014- Jacksonville, FL to Starke, Fl to Citra, FL- 80 Miles
Day 21: 4/16/2014- Citra, FL to Wildwood, FL to Dade City, FL- 80 Miles
Day 22: 4/17/2014- Dade City, FL to Tampa, FL- 40 Miles
*Day 23 to Day 30: 4/18 to 4/25/2014- Mark will take off 8 days to rest before entering The Contest.
*Day 31: 4/26/2014- Entering The Spring Roll All Ages Contest at Skatepark of Tampa. Tampa, FL
*Day 32: 4/27/2014- Mrrk will take off one day after contest in Tampa, FL
Day 33: 4/28/2014- Tampa, FL to Spring Hill, FL to Crystal River, FL- 80 Miles
Day 34: 4/29/2014- Crystal River, FL to Chiefland, FL to Steinhatchee, FL- 80 Miles
Day 35: 4/30/2014- Steinhatchee, FL to Lamont, FL to Thomasville, GA- 90 Miles
Day 36: 5/1/2014- Thomasville, GA to Baconton, GA to Smithville, GA- 85 Miles
Day 37: 5/2/2014- Smithville, GA to Rupert, GA to Thomaston, GA- 80 Miles
Day 38: 5/3/2014- Thomaston, GA to Atlanta, GA- 65 Miles
*Day 39 to Day 43: 5/4 to 5/8/2014- Mark will take off 5 days to rest before entering The Contest.
*Day 44 to Day 46: 5/9 to 5/11/2014- Entering 3 day event DamnAm Contest in Atlanta, GA
*Day 47: 5/12/2014- Mark will take off one day after contest in Atlanta, GA
Day 48: 5/13/2014- Atlanta, GA to Cartersville, GA to Summerville, GA- 90 Miles
Day 49: 5/14/2014- Summerville, GA to Henagar, AL to Huntsville, AL- 90 Miles
Day 50: 5/15/2014- Huntsville, AL to Decatur, AL to Tuscumbia, AL- 75 Miles
Day 51: 5/16/2014- Tuscumbia, AL to Iuka, MS to Corinth, MS- 50 Miles
Day 52: 5/17/2014- Corinth, MS to Lamar, MS to Memphis, TN- 90 Miles
Day 53: 5/18/2014- Memphis, TN to Wynne, AR to Bald Knob, AR- 90 Miles
Day 54: 5/19/2014- Bald Knob, AR to Beebe, AR to Little Rock , AR- 65 Miles
Day 55: 5/20/2014- Little Rock, AR to Perryville, AR to Russellville, AR- 80 Miles
Day 56: 5/21/2014- Russellville, AR to Paris, AR to Fort Smith, AR- 80 Miles
Day 57: 5/22/2014- Fort Smith, AR to Vian, OK to Checotah, OK- 75 Miles
Day 58: 5/23/2014- Checotach, OK to Henryetta, OK to Okemah, OK- 50 Miles
Day 59: 5/24/2014- Okemah, OK to Meeker, OK to Oklahoma City, OK- 75 Miles
Day 60: 5/25/2014- Oklahoma City, OK to Minco, OK to New Cordell, OK- 90 Miles
Day 61: 5/26/2014- New Cordell, OK to Sayre, OK to Wheeler, TX- 80 Miles
Day 62: 5/27/2014- Wheeler, TX to Pampa, TX to Amarillo, TX- 95 Miles
Day 63: 5/28/2014- Amarillo, TX to Hereford, TX to Clovis, NM- 100 Miles
Day 64: 5/29/2014- Clovis, NM to Melrose, NM to Fort Sumner, NM- 60 Miles
Day 65: 5/30/2014- Sumner, NM to Vaughn, NM- 60 Miles
Day 66: 5/31/2014- Vaughn, NM to Willard, NM to Mountainair, NM- 65 Miles
Day 67: 6/1/2014- Mountainair, NM to Chilili, NM to Albuquerque, NM- 65 Miles
Day 68--6/2/2014 through 6/13/2014 - Albuquerque, NM to Los Angeles, CA - 800 miles
Day 78-115-6/15/2014 through 7/21/2014 Los Angeles CA to Mark's hometown in Montgomery Village, Maryland - 2600 miles.
Contact Information
Robert Guirola
Attached Files

Mark's 300 mile trip in 2013.
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Trip Map
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