Treadmill Marathon

The 2nd Annual #TreadmillMarathon” took place at Busby’s East in LA on November 17th, 2013 and raised over $5000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and highlighted NAMI’s efforts to support the lives affected by mental illness. 

TO Donate/REGISTER: Click here to make a donation and/or register for the event. If you’d like to sponsor a runner, type their name in the “Comments” section. Note: You don’t have to run if registered, if you just want to run a mile, we’ve got a treadmill for you.

QUESTIONS: Email SantaMonicaSportsClub at 

Who: Santa Monica Sports Club and Starstream Entertainment featuring the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

What: The 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon - Club president Blake Dirickson ran an entire marathon on one treadmill. A new member ran a marathon alongside him. A team of 3 running women sprinted another marathon, a strong group of 6 ran another, and teams of 13 and 26 crushed “team marathons” one one of 7 treadmills provide for the event by Global Fitness, Inc. 

When: Sunday 11/17, runners started at 11a with the official party raging until 4p. 

Where: Busby’s East 5364 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 hyperlink

Why: Raise awareness and funds for the grassroots efforts of NAMI to support those dealing with mental illness.

The official announcement made here in this interactive TouchCast:

The First Annual #TreadmillMarathon

In 2012, Blake ran the FIRST annual #TreadMillmarathon after entertaining the idea of staging a marathon in a bar. See link below the photo to watch the exciting finish! (Disclaimer:There IS a link, it’s not exciting.)

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