Team U started three years ago at Princeton University is an intercollegiate fundraising endurance team, dedicated to supporting worthwhile causes worldwide. It has chapters at many colleges nationwide with students participating in many endurance activities including running road races, cycling, mountaineering and triathlons.
The group will be hosting its first National Endurance Sports Summit (NESS)—taking place from September 18 to 22nd at Princeton University.
According to Joe Benun a senior at Princeton who is one of the founders of Team U and chief organizer of the summit, “The NESS is an event committed to ensuring that when people think of endurance sports, they think of social good.”
“Elevating endurance” is the theme for the Summit, showcasing the power of endurance sports to make a difference in one's own life through health and empowerment, in one's community through building camaraderie and inspiring others, and in the world through fundraising and spreading awareness about important causes.
NESS already consists of over twenty impressive speakers and the list is still growing. Speakers currently include ultrarunner Pam Reed, Pose Method founder Dr. Nicholas Romanov, Total Immersion Swimming founder Terry Laughlin, climber Toby Storie-Pugh, and many more. (See the full lineup at http://elevateendurance.org/speakers.)
In discussing the Summit Joe exudes enthusiasm and has ambitious goals to make it a premiere national event. Registration is open to all. The Summit will be held over 4 days from Thursday through Sunday and include a full agenda of speakers and panel discussions. The speakers are intended to motivate and provide timely information for all levels of endurance events. The registration fee covers all four days of the event is modest for the caliber of presentations.
The National Endurance Sports Summit is certainly an event to place on your calendar. Early sign ups are encouraged to get the best rate and assure your spot as there will be limits to the number who can participate. More information is available on the event web site.
Runners will have plenty to choose from this weekend to include:
Sunday, June 29, 5K, 9 a.m. Dance Dash 5K, Colts Neck, N.J.
Sunday, June 29,5k, Run 4 Recovery, Galloway, N.J. Prize Money
Sunday, June 29, 8:00 a.m. 3, 6, 10 plus miles, Sunday Run, Bodman Park, Middletown, N.J.
More events can be found on The Race Calendar