Adventureman is at it Again!

Unbelievable!  Jamie McDonald, Adventureman, is off and running again!  Well, this time he isn’t exactly “off”…in fact, he’s very much “on.”    ON a treadmill that is.  Running on a treadmill for seven straight days to attempt to break the 517 mile world record.  Roughly the equivalent of three marathons every.single.day with only 90 minutes per day off treadmill.  WHAT?
You can watch the live stream of all the fun at the YouTube link below.
PLEASE consider donating if you have yet to do so.  Jamie feels super connected to Gloucester, Ma and it would be great to continue showing our support!
The two links below will help you learn all about the Superhero Foundation, Jamie’s efforts, who is “Adventureman” and so much more!
Watch live as I attempt to break the world record for the greatest distance covered on a treadmill in 7 days! The record is 517 miles which is the equivalent of 3 marathons a day. Find out more about me at https://www.adventureman.org and, more importantly, donate to help sick kids at https://www.superherofoundation.org/d…

 

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“Thank You, Gloucester,” With Love From Adventureman

Shortly before hopping on his flight back to his home, Gloucester, England, Jamie…..well, Adventureman…sent me this “Thank you to my home-from-home letter” and asked me to share it here on Good Morning Gloucester.  He has also posted it on his own social media for his fans around the world to see, but wanted to be sure that everyone here, in our Gloucester, also knows how thankful he is.

So, to Gloucester…his new “home away from home”…. with love from Adventureman.  (but, before you read on….I am taking the liberty of reminding you that it is never too late to donate.  You can do so here… https://www.adventureman.org/donate/

Ok…back to his thank you letter…

My ‘home from home’ thank yous. 

Sorry I’ve been pretty quiet. After leaving Gloucester, Massachusetts, I had to race against time, to drive down to Miami for a talk – where a company wanted to give a big donation in return for me sharing my story.’

On the road trip, my energy levels crashed. While Anna drove, I drifted in and out of sleep four days in the passenger seat, like a nodding dog, dribbling over myself.

Anyhow, enough of the dribbling. More importantly, the finish of my run was just so damn special – there’s a lot of thank yous to make.

Let’s be honest, having hundreds and hundreds (and then some!) of adults and kids running alongside me, wearing capes, doesn’t just appear – it needed energy to make that happen!

And, it all stemmed from the team at Good Morning Gloucester, including Joey Ciaramitaro, Nichole Wadsworth Schrafft, and Pat Dalpiaz, who shouted out on their awesome podcast and blog to rally the local people.

It also helped having the backing of the Gloucester Mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, who really got the community behind the run too. (I know Sandy Jimson from the UK was hot on the telephone as well, calling everyone she could, including the Mayor.)  I know that the Gloucester Police Department also helped out with arrangements and made sure that we had escorts to the big finish line which was pretty cool.

During the last few hundred metres of the run, Kerry McKenna and Ringo Tarr at Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce made a big effort by bringing out speakers to play ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – which as you can imagine, totally helped to build the energy on the final stretch.

As I crossed the finish, there was an enormous banner with hundreds of signatures on it which melted my heart. That was made by James and Anna Eves at Cape Ann Giclee. So a big thank you to them!

On the night that I finished the run, Ray Johnston and the staff at the Beauport Hotel put me and Anna up for the night. It was seriously posh and just amazing.

After the run, Loran Caputo and Brad Pierce at the Cape Ann Motor Inn put me, my friends and family up for a whole week.  It’s a hotel situated on a quiet beach which was just what we needed after all the madness.

On our last night in Gloucester, Maggie and Joe Rosa cooked us up an awesome dinner and they were totally fine with my Dad eating like a savage caveman, with half the food going into his beard.

(If I’ve missed anyone out, I’m so sorry, you know who you are and you’ll forever be in my heart!)

My final thank you, is to everyone who came to the finish. I know people flew across the country, drove for hours, and some even came from the UK. You all made the last few days so special. And of course, everyone that donated.

As most of you know, my hometown in the UK is Gloucester, and without a doubt finishing in Gloucester (Massachusetts) was the best decision ever! I was genuinely made to feel like Gloucester, MA was my hometown for real.

So thank you, thank you, thank you to Gloucester, Massachusetts – which will always be ‘home from home’.

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Awesome Banner Photo taken by David B. Cox.  See his photos here: 

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Amazing sign made by Victory Designs by Vee

The Road to Gloucester: Adventureman’s Final Six

Thanks to a gracious Gloucester Police escort I was able to have a front row view of Adventureman’s final six-mile dash from Manchester-by-the-Sea to Gloucester’s Stacy Boulevard.  After having followed his journey for quite a while now, watching him run those final miles was amazing.  I have lots of video to edit, but wanted to share these photos tonight.

His solo United States Super Run may be over, but his fundraising goals are not.  Please consider donating right now.

DONATE HERE

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$150,00 RAISED, 5500 MILES, AND 210 MARATHONS RUN! – A HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE PEOPLE OF #GLOUCESTERMA TO GLOUCESTER ENGLAND’S ADVENTUREMAN!

All these fine folks came out to cheer on and welcome Adventureman!

Fantastic in-every-way turnout for Jamie McDonald! Thanks to Sheree Zizak for the fabulous welcoming reception at Beauport, to Mayor Sefatia, Joey, and Pat for getting the word out, for hosts and hostesses, Kerry from the Cape Ann Chamber, and to all who gave Jamie, his family, and friends a Gloucester Welcome.

If you would like to donate to Jamie’s Superhero Fund to help sick kids go HERE.

Bird’s eye video | crowd joins #Adventureman Jamie McDonald finish in Gloucester Massachusetts March 27, 2019

Congratulations to Jamie McDonald, aka Adventureman, for his momentous, inspiring solo-run achievement across America~ And to his team! Little kids in the crowd sported red capes. GMG photographers are out in full force so great coverage will be coming like it’s St. Peter’s Fiesta.

Aerial no filter straight up phone video from rooftops across Gloucester Harbor. It was heartwarming to hear voices carry — from this height and battling wind–, to see the crowd stream past, pause by the Leonard Craske FisherMan at the Wheel memorial, then off to Pavilion beach by Beauport Hotel (site of former Birdseye factory) so Jamie could touch the water and conclude his generous journey. 

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ADVENTUREMAN IS ON SCHEDULE TO ARRIVE ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON!

Please help give Jamie a true Gloucester welcome! Jamie hails from Gloucester, England and it is an honor that he chose Gloucester, Massachusetts as his final destination on his 5,500 mile cross country journey.

See Joey’s up-to-the minute schedule of when Adventureman will be arriving to Gloucester, posted at the top of the blog, and for Facebook readers, at goodmorninggloucester.org.

GloucesterCast 329 Second Adventureman Call-In With Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/24/19


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GloucesterCast 329 Second Adventureman Call-In With Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/24/19

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Adventureman Interview!

HERE IS THE INFO WITH TIMES TO RUN!! JOIN IN AS ADVENTUREMAN FINISHES HIS 5,500 MILE US RUN IN GLOUCESTER- PLEASE SHARE!!!!

Adventureman arrival is getting real! Runners can meet Wednesday afternoon at Robert Sweeney Park in Manchester for 6 mile run in, or at Hammond Castle for 2.25 run, or at Stage Fort Park for last .7 miles. All are welcome to run or welcome Adventureman to Gloucester. He hopes to finish at Fisherman’s Memorial right about 4 PM. Shout outs to:
Mayor and police (Gloucester and Manchester)
Ringo Tarr
Beauport Hotel and Ray Johnston
Rosa family
James and Anna Eves/Cape Ann Giclee
Chamber of Commerce/Kerry

Sefathia and Cape Ann Brewing Speak Easy Scandal

Pastaio Vis Corta Sardines

Pat and Jim tried out Goombadis … a relaxed, friendly spot! Good luck to them.
https://www.facebook.com/Goombadis

Foxes being Killed At Duxbury Beach To Protect Piping Plovers and Other Shorebirds

Jonah Crab Industry

New Police Chief Ed Conley

Our live video interview with Adventureman from this morning 3/24/19

 

GloucesterCast 328 Adventureman Call-In With Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz Nichole Schrafft and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/20/19


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GloucesterCast 328 Adventureman Call-In With Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz Nichole Schrafft and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/20/19

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Adventureman Interview!

Do you want us to call you Jamie or Adventureman?

The runs and updates are exciting and inspirational but it’s really about raising money for sick kids.

You were a sick kid.

We have some surprises for you!

Use this link to learn more about  Harborlight’s Experience Weeks   http://www.engageyourworld.org/engage/experience-weeks/

And this link to purchase tickets to Friday or Saturday’s performances of Golden Goose Awards at Gloucester Stage.  http://gloucesterstage.com/special-events/

Purging clothes

Ebates

Ebay for clothes

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Link To Purchase Adventureman Book-

Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero

Adventureman part starts at 5 minutes into the video below

GloucesterCast 326 With Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/12/19


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GloucesterCast 326 With Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/12/19

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Paris recap

Adventureman update: https://www.facebook.com/AdventuremanJamieMcDonald/videos/154694242150426/

We are seeking runners to escort Adventureman into town on or near March 27! Contact GMG if  you can help.
We are also in need of host families for a couple of nights. One group of 3, 4 others. Also contact us if you are willing to host.
Irish Sweepstakes event March 13 5-7 PM hosted by Chamber of Commerce.
Seaport Grill 10 Year anniversary all week March 11-15 Daily specials www.seaportgrillegloucester.com
Regretting not buying the flat cap/scully cap/ in Paris
$55 Airbnb credit for signing up at this link- https://abnb.me/e/BvR3zLsfYU (free $55 to use on a Airbnb stay
Video of our Paris Airbnb Apartment click to view-

 

GloucesterCast 323 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/20/19


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GloucesterCast 323 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/20/19

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Dieting is not fun when your life revolves around food.

Favorite Olive Oil Challenge

Costco vs BJs

Passport photos and travel habits. What kind of traveler are you? Link to info re passport photos: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/photos.html

Last chance to see travel exhibition Once Upon a Contest – Cape Ann Reads at Cape Ann Museum (CAM)

Vacation week Programming at Sawyer Free and Cape Ann Art Haven and special offers at Cape Ann Lanes and Cape Ann Marina

Two Bald Eagles at Niles Pond

Hector The Black Vulture being seen at Niles Pond

Three Young Swans at Niles Pond

Plover Ordinance meeting recap from Kim Smith

Common Milkweed and Marsh Milkweed recognized as best for Monarch Butterflies

Super Moon Full Snow Moon

Adventureman update 21 marathons to go- Perspective- he’s trying to enjoy every bit of it, says he’ll be sad when he is done.