January 31, 2011- Updated -
Rachel and Sandi Nypaver finished their run on Saturday, January 29, 2011 under a cloudy sky, brisk temperatures and the support of friends and family.
The Parma Sun captures the final leg of the Lake Erie College twins journey here http://blog.cleveland.com/parmasunpost/2011/01/nypaver_twins_finish_their_i_b.html
December 14, 2010
Lake Erie College twins to run across Ohio
“We first volunteered a couple years ago and were inspired to ‘do more’ for others. We wanted to do something that could make a difference,” said Sandi Nypaver. “The United Way of Lake County helps people with personal hurdles; we felt the least we could do is help raise awareness and funds to support the organization so they could help more people in many ways,” she added.
The “I Believe” run will take the twins four to five days to complete, which demands running just over 50 miles a day, the equivalent to running two marathons each day. To train for the run, the twins have been running between 60-70 miles per week to maintain endurance.
In 2009, the twins attempted this run and made it to Mansfield, just less than 200 miles into the race. They were sidelined due to injury. “This summer both Sandi and I have placed first in separate 100-mile races. We are very prepared to tackle Ohio,” said Rachel. In October, Rachel won the Oil Creek 100 mile trail race and set a course record. Sandi placed first in both the Mohican 100 and Grindstone 100 races and set course records for both.
The twins are halfway to their donation goal, having raised $1,176 of $2,600. To support the twin’s mission of raising money for the United Way of Lake County, please log onto http://www.firstgiving.com/rachelnypaver. Rachel and Sandi have also created a progress blog http://believeloverun.blogspot.com/