Ultra-marathoner John Radich Runs for The Way to Happiness

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The veteran runner will compete in his 14th Badwater Race at the end of July.

John Radich

Covering 135 miles from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater 135 has been ranked number one in the Top Ten Toughest Races by National Geographic Adventure and is one of the most extreme running races offered anywhere in the world. The course covers three different mountain ranges, including the Whitney Portal, which is the highest point in the contiguous United States. From July 28th through July 30th, competitors will run through some of the area’s well-known landmarks like Mushroom Rock, Devil’s Cornfield, and Panamint Springs.

Ultra-marathoner John Radich has been hard at work training to compete in his 14th Badwater Race.

“Recently, I was heat training in Palm Springs. Temperatures were 112 degrees, making for good training for Badwater!” Radich stated.    

For this year’s race, Radich will be raising funds for youth projects using the common sense found in the book The Way to Happiness. Radich has already been spreading the word about The Way to Happiness during his extensive training; armed with 25 copies of the book, Radich hands them out to the people he encounters along his route, telling them about his training and his goal to help kids make good choices in life. The responses he receives are always very uplifting.

During a recent training session, Radich ran into a homeless man who was greatly appreciative and impressed by the purpose behind Radich’s training. The gentleman referred to Radich as a “celebrity and hero for youth.”

“This experience really moved me and added more fuel to my purpose -- the power and goodwill you create with The Way to Happiness!” said Radich.

The Way to Happiness

Originally published in 1981, The Way to Happiness is a code of conduct based entirely on common sense. It focuses on restoring integrity, trust, and happiness among the human race. It contains 21 basic principles that, when applied, can guide an individual into leading a life of higher quality. It holds the Guinness World Record for the single most translated non-religious book ever published.

Those who have read the book recognize that their actions affect the lives of those around them; therefore, individuals are encouraged to distribute copies of the book to spread its invaluable guidance and compassion. Radich is doing just that as he spreads its principles during his long journey ahead!

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