10,000-Mile Lap around the USA in Bamboo Gear comes to a Victorious Close


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Cariloha-sponsored Miles 2 Give’s 10,000-mile journey around the USA in bamboo gear for cancer research came to a close this past week in Times Square, New York City — the same place it all began last April, more than 10,000 miles ago.

At a 5-miles-per-hour pace around the country, the M2G team literally met with, ran with, and inspired thousands of runners, cancer warriors (as M2G lovingly calls them) and survivors who were curious about two things in addition to getting involved with the cause — where they could get Cariloha bamboo sheets and/or bamboo socks, and where they could get Hoka running shoes! It’s true!

M2G Founder and Runner, Landon Cooper, after completing this year’s tour, said, “More than anything else, the people we ran for wanted to fight their fight in comfort, living out their last days or best days comfortably was their #1 desire, and M2G and Cariloha made that happen!”

When cancer warriors’ families entered Miles 2 Give’s RV (nicknamed Life Elevated), to sign their name and tell their story, not only did they leave feeling more hope than when they entered, but they also felt the comfortable bamboo gear, which matched what they wanted in their lives.

Here are some stats that put the 10,000-mile run into greater perspective for all of us:

228 Days
35 States
259 Warriors Honored
100s of Guest Runners
100s of Survivors & Caregivers
60+ License Plates Found
2 Emergency Room Visits
3 Times Dialed 911
30 Hospital & Cancer Care Facilities Visited 
4 Great Lakes
Pacific Ocean
Gulf Of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean 
Glacier National Park

Zero Serious Injuries, 0 Dog Bites, 0 Snake Bites, 0 Sprained Ankles, 0 Traffic Tickets, 0 Parking Tickets, & 0 RV Accidents

Rained for 24 Hours on second day of tour
1 Tornado in Wisconsin
1 Ferocious Storm at Minnesota State Line
1 Hail Storm in Glacier National Park
1 Snow Storm in Amarillo (Knocked Out The Blinkers)

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Life Elevated is now home to over 4,000+ signatures of loved ones, angels, and for thousands of dreamers to leave their mark in this world. There’s no way to put 10,321 miles of stories into a single message. Needless to say, this story is beyond book worthy. They would not be able to write these words were it not for the dedicated volunteerism of the coastal runners, guest runners, M2G families and the incredible partnership with Cariloha!

Thank you to all our Cariloha HQ team, Cariloha stores, staff members, interns and customers who supported the 2014 Miles 2 Give tour! We’re grateful to have such amazing bamboo products that can sustain this ultimate test of endurance around the USA for this great cause!