Monday, December 3, 2018

2018 Inspiring People of the Year Andrew Escobar

He's a 10 year -old Ultra Marathoner Meet "Drewco"

Andrew Escobar AKA “Drewco” is a high energy, trail running, 10 year-old who started running at the age of 6 to spend time with his dad Frankie Escobar who was running first to lose weight, then to participate in ultra-marathons.  In May 2016 at a local race held in Riverside, CA called Nanny Goat 12/24/100, Drewco got the opportunity to run with one of his heroes, Patrick Sweeney and proceeded to run 9 miles for a PR that day. 
Drew and Patrick Sweeney 
After that day Drewco fell in love with setting high-mileage running goals such as 21 miles at Across the Years that same year.  A year later in 2017 at Nanny Goat, Drewco completed 31 miles to become an ultramarathon runner.  Recently Drewco ran 40 miles at Boundiful Endurance race in Hemet, CA as a gauge to find out if he was ready for his upcoming goals of 54 and 100k.  
Bountiful Endurance Race
These days Drewco is running on behalf of those that aren’t able to like his mother Melissa who suffers from chronic arthritis, as well as to bring awareness to the 100 mile club founded by Kara Lubin which promotes fitness through the “challenge of running, walking, or jogging 100 miles over the course of a school year.”   

Drewco would like to encourage and inspire more kids to participate in enjoying the outdoors and exercising regularly.  Moving forward, Drewco will be raising money for the 100 mile club and attempting to run 54 miles at Across the Years multiday event on New Year’s Eve this year as a tribute to James Bonnett’s record at 10 years old of 53 miles and 100k at the upcoming Run for Kids 24 Hour ultra, held March 15, 2019 in Corona California.  

His running heroes include Bill Dickey, George Velasco, Chris Rios, Patrick Sweeney, Jim Walmsley, and James Bonnett.

The 100 Mile Club engaging and empowering kids and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle through physical activity nationwide; preventing childhood inactivity and obesity, one child, one school, and one community at a time. 

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