Local Ultra-Endurance Athlete Jayson Black Makes Every Step Count as He Gears Up Towards the Finish Line after Running 26 Marathons in 26 Days
Black invites community members to “stuff the truck” at Cannery Casino & Hotel before making way towards Three Square Food Bank
WHAT: Jayson Black is a local ultra-endurance athlete who has trained all year to do something epic to inspire his community. On Thursday, Nov. 28, Black began running 26 marathons and continued doing so over the next 26 days – totaling more than 680 miles – to raise awareness about Three Square Food Bank’s mission of providing wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.
The general public is invited to cheer on Black as this epic running challenge comes to an end on Monday, Dec. 23. Black will be running towards Cannery Casino & Hotel where community members are encouraged to contribute canned food items in a “stuff the truck” effort. Black will then run the final three miles towards Three Square Food Bank and escorted by North Las Vegas police vehicles.
Cannery Casino & Hotel – 1:00 p.m.
2121 East Craig Road Las Vegas, NV 89030
Three Square Food Bank – 2:30 p.m.
4190 North Pecos Road Las Vegas, NV 89115
Jayson Black – ultra-endurance athlete
Patrick Hughes – Vice President and General Manager, Cannery Casino & Hotel
Matt Muldoon – Chief Development Officer, Three Square Food Bank
MORE: Over the course of the 26 day challenge, food drives have been hosted at various sponsor locations across the valley and a fundraiser has been set-up on Crowdrise: www.crowdrise.com/26x26LV/fundraiser/jaysonblack.
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While hunger is year-round, this time of year magnifies the issue of food insecurity. Three Square Food Bank and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, released a study known as Map the Meal Gap, showing more than 340,000 people – or 16.2 percent of the population – in Southern Nevada is food insecure, meaning that they don’t always know where they will find their next meal.