I'm Randy Mouri and this blog is about my quest to be an official finisher in the Race Across AMerica (RAAM), the toughest endurance race in the world. It's over and I became an official solo finisher in 11 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes! We continue to raise money and awareness on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NoVa). If you would like to make a donation to Habitat NoVa, please visit my page on Habitat’s site. Endless thanks to our sponsors and all the folks that have made such generous contributions. Team Mouri would not have been able to travel so comfortably, which certainly may have changed the outcome of the race.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


In addition to common items like packing, each individual crew member has his or her own preparations to make for the RAAM.

For example, the Crew Chief, Edgar, bought a new cell phone so he can text and take pictures that should end up here. He is also getting spare batteries for his headlamp and compulsively reading and rereading the rule and route books. Going off course or violating rules can cost Randy a lot of time and energy.

Connie is finishing up assembling the massage supplies. She's going to pass them to the follow van as it passes her place on it's way to CA. Connie will catchup with the Team on Sunday when she flies in.

Al and Mary have been assembling the medical supplies which range from an AED (automated external defibrillator), to IV bags and kits, to Epipens (TM). The Epipens are a necessary precaution as Randy has had reactions to bug bites and stings.

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