Hope is in Hamilton: Man runs a mile consistent with each day of the month of May

There's an effort in Hamilton to inspire in this difficult time called Hope is in Hamilton, and one man is going a step further than most toward that end -- running a mile consistent with each day of the month of May.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2020, 11:15 AM

Updated 1,424 days ago

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There's an effort in Hamilton to inspire in this difficult time called Hope is in Hamilton, and one man is going a step further than most toward that end -- running a mile consistent with each day of the month of May.
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"I ran 28 miles today," says Harold Laudien. "It was a four and half hour run today and a 9.5-minute pace every day."
Starting at 5:30 a.m., he'll begin running 29 miles, 30 miles Saturday, and then finally 31 miles on Sunday for the last day of the month, at which point he'll finish at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Cancer Center.
"I always think this is not hard compared to what a lot of people are going through right now,” says Laudien. “People find inspiration in efforts like this."
Obviously, there is some gear needed for over 20 mile runs.
"This is my hydration vest that I wear when out on long runs," says Laudien.
For the shoes, he's been rotating through five pairs.
"I've been favoring the trail shoes over the road shoes the last week and half or so," says Laudien.
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During his runs, Laudien has been taking photos of himself outside businesses supporting Hope is in Hamilton, which is supported by Robert Wood and Shop Hamilton.
It's not the first time he has run for a good cause. He ran 52 miles last year, from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean, to help those living with pulmonary hypertension.
Laudien has three days left before the finish at 11 a.m. Sunday at the hospital. By the time he's done, Laudien will have run 500 miles this month.
Laudien works for Mercer Wealth Management, and he has been working from home, which has allowed him the time to accomplish this feat.


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