The trip that started it all - Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim
First blind runner crosses
the Grand Canyon
rim to rim to rim -- nonstop
On October 7-8, 2014, Dan Berlin, with help from his guides, became the first blind runner to cross the Grand Canyon “rim to rim to rim” (R2R2R) nonstop.
Dan and his guides spent 28 hours traversing the Grand Canyon’s rugged terrain and narrow trails.
R2R2R is a 46-mile run with over 20,000 feet of elevation change. The runners struggled to overcome their bodies’ inevitable break down. Their history-making story was featured on CBS Evening News, FOX News, Outside Magazine, and many other media outlets (see press page for more).
The runners raised money for the Blind Institute of Technology and the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
For a look at the global media coverage on this history-making feat, check out our press page.