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Megabus Part Trois - 7 Days, 7 Cities, 55+ Miles Running

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Mr. Steve Good

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Goal: $12,000.00
Achieved: $12,422.80

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In 2012, I turned 30, had my first mid-life crisis, and decided to run 60+ miles over the course of eight days in eight states traveling via Megabus. I had an absolute blast, so I decided to have another mid-life crisis in 2013 and do it again. Different route, same awesome experience. My running trips have sparked something for me, and I've kept my journey going through others via So it's 2014, and it'd be a shame if I didn't do it again. This year's route will take me to Austin (TX), San Antonio (TX), Houston (TX), New Orleans (LA), Mobile (AL), Pensacola (FL) and Baton Rouge (LA). I plan to explore, meet up with friends and do a little good in the process.

I will once again be raising funds for Phi Delta Theta's Iron Phi program. I have a goal of raising $3,200, bringing my total to $12,000. Fifty percent of the dollars raised will be donated to The ALS Association to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS research). ALS is an awful disease and one that we Phi Delts want to help erradicate. The other 50% of the dollars raised will support the Phi Delta Theta Foundation, an organization that has provided me with great experiences, opportunties, mentors, core values and friends.

To celebrate the generosity of those who donate, I'll be continuing the scavenger hunt approach. Below is a list of all seven cities and the landmarks that I will be passing on my routes. You can "purchase" any amount of the route stops below. In return, you'll get a picture of me with a personalized thank you sign that recognizes you in front of that landmark. I will be blogging throughout the week and my posts will include the pictues thanking donors. Runner's choice stops are yet to be determined, but I always have a lot of fun with these. Make sure to include which landmark(s) you want to "purchase" when you make your donation. I will then update this page.

You can make a donation on this page by clicking on the "Make a Gift" link below the thermometer. You can also send a check made out to Iron Phi to me if you'd rather donate that way. Message me on Facebook for my address.

Sunday, October 19
Austin, Texas - 6.0 Miles
Running with Tillie Good

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library - Chris Hill & Tom & Colleen Good
  2. University of Texas - Matt & Jessi Good
  3. Darrelll K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium - Mike & Deb Purdy & Adam & Lindsey Good
  4. Hi, How Are You Mural - Don & Anne Davidson
  5. Texas State Capitol - Brad & Mindy Carlson
  6. Graffiti Park - Brad & Lindsay Klein
  7. Whole Foods Flagship Store - Jason Brannon
  8. 6th Street - Tyler Cronk
  9. Congress Ave. Bridge Bat Statue - Bret Zimmerman
  10. Greetings From Austin Mural - Neil Alexander
  11. Runner's Choice - Dustin Struble
  12. Runner's Choice - Keith Wysocki
  13. Runner's Choice - Nicole Ahrens
  14. Runner's Choice - Riley Smith

Monday, October 20
San Antonio, Texas -  6.5 Miles
Running with

Megabus to San Antonio

  1. Alamodome - Mike Hyatt
  2. Tower of the Americas - Craig Rubemeyer
  3. The Alamo - Mike Hyatt & Tom & Colleen Good
  4. Menger Bar - Ross Roti
  5. River Walk - Mike Hyatt
  6. San Fernando Cathedral - Craig Schleicher
  7. Market Square - Jason & Jadee Purdy
  8. Mission Concepcion - Laurie Rosenberger
  9. Eating Barbacoa and Drinking Big Red - Mike Hyatt
  10. Runner's Choice - Bret Zimmerman
  11. Runner's Choice - Bronk & Jessica Harms
  12. Runner's Choice - Sandy Holliday
  13. Runner's Choice - Mike & Deb Purdy

Tuesday, October 21
Houston, Texas - 10.5 Miles
Running with Russell Carman

Megabus to Houston

  1. Astrodome - Fort Dodge Baseball Team
  2. Reliant Stadium - Ross Roti
  3. Rice University - Bronk & Jessica Harms
  4. Sam Houston Statue - Mike Scarlatelli
  5. Preservons la Creation Mural - Ben Fleming
  6. Minute Maid Park - Fort Dodge Baseball Team
  7. Houston Is Inspired Mural - Colin Hueser
  8. Toyota Center - Ryan Galles
  9. Houston Aquarium - Bret Zimmerman
  10. Houston City Hall - Jason Wise
  11. Giant President Heads - Neil Alexander
  12. Runner’s Choice - Andrew Carlson
  13. Runner’s Choice - Tyler Cronk
  14. Runner's Choice - Mindy Christensen
  15. Runner's Choice - Keith Brown

Wednesday, October 22
New Orleans, Louisiana - 6.5 Miles
Running with Vinnie Varisco

Megabus to New Orleans

  1. Café du Monde - Haley Abel
  2. Jackson Square/St. Louis Cathedral - Sparky Reardon
  3. Drinking a Hurricane @ Pat O'Briens - Alex Stefanic
  4. French Quarter - Drew Miller
  5. Bourbon Street - Scott Mietchen
  6. Voodoo Spiritual Temple - Rob & Julie Waltz
  7. Superdome - Drew Miller
  8. National World War II Museum - Mom & Dad
  9. Tulane University - Tillie Good
  10. Eating a Po-Boy - Tyler Cronk
  11. Runner's Choice - Mike Scarlatelli
  12. Runner's Choice - Brendan Cunningham
  13. Runner's Choice - Roger & Paula Griffith
  14. Runner's Choice - The Etlers

Thursday, October 23
Mobile, Alabama - 7.1 Miles
Running with

Megabus to Mobile

  1. USS Alabama - Tyler Cronk
  2. Mobile Bay - Rob & Julie Waltz
  3. Fort Conde - Travis & Stephanie Griffith
  4. Bienville Square Fountain - Bronk & Jessica Harms
  5. Mobile Carnival Museum - William Kneip
  6. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Leigh Thiedeman
  7. Oakliegh Historic District - Neil Alexander
  8. Eating a moon pie and drinking an RC Cola - Chris Shrader
  9. Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Tiffany Conrad
  10. Hank Aaron Stadium - Matt & Jessi Good & Fort Dodge Baseball Team
  11. Runner's Choice - Bret Zimmerman
  12. Runner's Choice - Ross Roti
  13. Runner's Choice - Sean Wagner

Friday, October 24
Pensacola, Florida - 9.4 Miles
Running with

  1. Historic Pensacola Village - Debbie Smith
  2. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium - Fort Dodge Baseball Team
  3. Three-Mile Bridge (Pensacola Bay Bridge) - Doug Wiles
  4. The White Sand of Gulf Islands National Seashore - Renee Crist
  5. Pensacola Beach Pier - Jason Brannon
  6. Gulf of Mexico - Jeremy Sale
  7. Fort Pickens - Ross Roti
  8. Runner's Choice - Tyler Cronk
  9. Runner's Choice - Dallas Short
  10. Runner's Choice - Jenna & Shane Omann
  11. Runner's Choice - Michael Bruning
  12. Runner's Choice - Luke Benfield
  13. Runner's Choice - Jamison Arends

Megabus to New Orleans

Saturday, October 25
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 5.5 Miles
Running with David Wyble

Megabus to Baton Rouge

  1. Louisiana State Capitol - Ross Roti
  2. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center - Kara Campbell
  3. Louisiana Old State Capitol - Mom & Dad
  4. Old Governor’s Mansion - Andrew Carlson
  5. USS Kidd - Janice Bowers
  6. Alex Box Stadium - Fort Dodge Baseball Team
  7. Mike The Tiger Habitat - Jay Longnecker
  8. Tiger Stadium - Sparky Reardon
  9. LSU Student Union - Andrew Carlson
  10. Phi Delta Theta House - Andrew Carlson
  11. Runner’s Choice - Bret Zimmerman
  12. Runner’s Choice - Bronk & Jessica Harms
  13. Runner's Choice - Mike & Deb Purdy

I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure by supporting me in my journey. Your donations will be put to great use, helping to find a cure for ALS and helping college-aged men become the greatest version of themselves.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!


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