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EtPeds founder Tom Hill Jr. trains for Etna Ultra Marathon

Originally posted in April 2021

Once again, Etna Pedestrian Alliance (EtPeds) founder and organizer, Tom Hill Jr, has responded to the cancelation of the Pittsburgh Marathon in a novel way. Last year, he ran a traditional marathon - 26.2 miles - all in the Borough of Etna. As if that wasn't impressive enough, Tom completed the marathon wearing a Captain America costume and single-handedly raised more than $1,000 for the Bread of Life Food Pantry in the middle of the pandemic.

This year, Tom has decided to run an ULTRA MARATHON - and will be running 50 miles on the streets of Etna. We're not sure how that is even humanly possible - but it does serve a deeper purpose: to raise money for the Bread of Life Food Pantry. To support Tom's effort, he's asking people to see his Facebook event page, select 'Interested' or 'Going', and he'll make a donation on your behalf. Tom is taking off on Saturday, May 1st, 6 AM, so be sure to show him your support in any way you can!

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