Vasque athlete Mike Ehredt to run "Way of the Warrior" across Spain

Vasque ambassador and U.S. Army veteran Mike Ehredt, who made national headlines during his inspirational 2010 Project American Run, will once again pay tribute to wounded veterans with a unique ultra-distance run this spring.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Red Wing, MN – May 31, 2011– Vasque ambassador and U.S. Army veteran Mike Ehredt, who made national headlines during his inspirational 2010 Project American Run, will once again pay tribute to wounded veterans with a unique ultra-distance run this spring.

Running in the Vasque Mindbenders – a lightweight, yet rock-solid shoe designed to chew up and spit out the miles – Ehredt will run 500 miles across Spain in 20 days on the ancient and holy route known as the Camino de Santiago.

The route, more than 1,500 years old, is a World Heritage site that was walked by pilgrims to fulfill the penance bestowed upon them on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, where the remains of the apostle St. James are said to be buried.

“It is my motivation and ambition to continue to run long distances in honor of our service members who cannot run,” Ehredt said. “My mission is to complete a 500-mile run through Spain to raise awareness and funds for Honoring Our Veterans and the work they do providing social and rehabilitative services to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in Jackson Hole, Wyo.”

The Camino de Santiago has been in existence since the 8th century with numerous routes originating across Europe. The route Ehredt will take is the 468-mile Camino de Frances, on a mixture of pavement, gravel roads, pasture and mountain trails. Ehredt will begin May 25 and finish 16 days later, averaging 26-30 miles a day. At Santiago de Compostela, he will continue another 40 miles to Finisterre, to make it 500 miles. His journey will be completely self reliant, carrying what he needs on his back along with the names of every service member who died in Afghanistan.

“Project America Run was unique in that it formed a wall of flags across the country,” Ehredt said of his awe-inspiring 4,500-mile run across the country in 2010, where he placed flags at every mile to honor fallen service members. “By continuing this year by choosing to run across Spain on the holy Camino de Santiago, I complete the connection of spirituality between the two.”

To learn more about Ehredt's journey and why he runs, visit him on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdbHbLFA7NI

Related

Mike Ehredt Nears Completion of Project America Run, Part II

Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2012 – After 10 weeks, Mike Ehredt is nearing his finale finish of Project America Run. This Veterans Day, November 11th, 2012, ultra-runner and Army Veteran Mike Ehredt will finish Part II of Project America Run at the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston, ...read more

Vasque Proud to be a Sponsor of Project America Run

Vasque is honored to announce their sponsorship of Mike Ehredt, a veteran and retired US Postal worker from Driggs, ID, on his Project America Run. Ehredt is running 4522 miles, from coast to coast across the US, to honor fallen troops in Iraq and has selected the Vasque Blur SL ...read more

Headsweats Proud to Sponsor Mike Ehredt and Project America Run

Headsweats, makers of high-performance, ultra-light, supremely wicking hats and visors, is excited to announce their sponsorship of Mike Ehredt, a veteran and retired US Postal worker from Driggs, ID, on his Project America Run. Ehredt will honor fallen troops in Iraq by running ...read more

Vasque and SkirtSports Ready to Run

Outdoor footwear manufacturer Vasque announces today it's teaming up with the original running skirt creator, SkirtSports to host several high-energy, one-of-a-kind promotional events at next month's Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City. Festivities, including a casual ...read more

Vasque® Revolutionizes Trail Running with FootSync Fit System™

Vasque continues expanding on their Ultimate Fit pledge with the introduction of a revolutionary trail running shoe system for spring 2010. This fit system is built on the premise, ‘When the foot is in sync with the shoe, the runner is in sync with the trail'. The trail is ...read more

Vasque Athletes Dayton and Moehl to Run Rock/Creek StumpJump

Vasque Athletes Bryan Dayton and Krissy Moehl head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to compete in the ninth annual Rock/Creek StumpJump, held on October 3rd. Dayton is back to defend his 2005 first-place title and 50K course record of 4:01:17. Moehl is just returning to the states after ...read more

Vasque Athlete Duncan Callahan Wins Again in Leadville

Duncan Callahan gave an incredible, flawless performance during the Lifetime Fitness Leadville Trail 100 this past weekend. The high-profile 100-mile “Race Across the Sky” attracted over 800 entrants including renowned racers Anton Krupicka and Hal Koerner. Callahan's winning ...read more

Vasque Trail Athletes Continue to Post Impressive Results

Red Wing, MN – June 4, 2009 - High performance outdoor footwear manufacturer, Vasque, is extremely pleased to announce that Vasque athletes from around the globe continue to post outstanding performances. Most recently, Vasque international trail athlete, Hiroko Suzuki, earned ...read more

Vasque Athletes Score Podium Finishes at Vasque Project Event

Vasque athlete Bryan Dayton ran to third place with a time of 4:34:57 at the Rock/Creek StumpJump in Chattanooga, TN. Between the 50K and 11-mile course, over 600 participants ran in the Vasque Project race, on a beautiful fall day with near perfect running conditions.“I really ...read more