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CHARLOTTE VIEW: Run Across NC "The Wounded Warrior Project"

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Bob Weeks will run across North Carolina, 444 miles from Asheville to Wilmington, in May to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

It will take 20 days, including rest stops in Charlotte and Fayetteville. He’ll leave Asheville on May 8 and arrive in Wilmington on Memorial Day. 

An accomplished endurance athlete, Weeks has completed more than 100 marathons - including one in every state and Washington, D.C. He has done it in the past six years, sometimes running two marathons in a weekend.

Bob Weeks owns Russo Construction Inc. and Russo Dumpster Services on 23rd Street in Charlotte. Founder of nonprofit Fix4TheDay, that encourages people to live healthier lifestyles.

 John DiCristois on the board of directors of Weeks' nonprofit. He knew Weeks wanted to raise money and awareness for The Wounded Warrior Project (which helps veterans injured in combat) and he suggested Weeks run across North Carolina.

Weeks, 44, has been preparing for the run for months. He sticks to the Paleo diet and practices Thai yoga to improve his flexibility.

DiCristo and Weeks have mapped out a route through the back roads of North Carolina, avoiding major highways. Weeks will run about a marathon a day at a slow pace. Planning everything is very important and it includes having a team that will travel with him, including a cyclist and a van with supplies. Some servicemen will run portions of the 444 miles with Weeks, and he will spend a day in Fort Bragg visiting soldiers. Weeks' marathon friends from across the U.S. will join him for some legs of the run.

visit http://www.fix4theday.com  for more information call John DiCristo at 704-576-6234 or e-mail jd@fix4theday.com

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