7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days


My name is Dorn Wenninger and I am attempting to run 7 marathons on 7 different continents in 7 days. I’m running around the world, literally, to bring awareness for all the values that AMIGOS represents, and am fortunate and grateful to AMIGOS for being the foundation of the person that I am today. 100% of all donations will go directly to AMIGOS.

My first travel outside the US was as a 16 year old volunteer with AMIGOS. The above photo is me with my partner Peter in my first AMIGOS summer. Since that summer, I have lived, worked, and traveled in 98 countries. When I land in Dubai, that will be the 99th country that I visit. I would like to challenge the community to get donors from 99 different countries!

I was an AMIGOS volunteer for 6 summers including:
’84: Volunteer in Michoacan, MX
’85: Volunteer in Guerrero, MX
’86: Route Leader in Loja, Ecuador
’87: Intern at AMIGOS
’88: Project Director in Costa Rica
’89: Project Director in the Dominican Republic

I was also the Training Director for the Ohio Chapter for 2 years. I was on the International Board of AMIGOS for 2 terms, and I’ve been on the Foundation Board for the last 5 years. I am dedicated to the AMIGOS organization at many levels and look to you, my friends and family to support my upcoming marathon challenge by donating to AMIGOS. 

Any large donations will be recognized across my social media platforms! Large donors will have their name (or logo) added to my gear. I will send you photos and would be happy to speak at an event after this marathon challenge. Any questions about this can be sent to Taylor Martin at tmartin@amigosinternational.org

A little bit more about my upcoming run: Only 57 people in the history of the world have run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. www.worldmarathonchallenge.com

You will be able to follow my run updates on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

My run will include the below dates and locations, weather permitting:
Jan 30th: Antarctica
31st: Capetown
1st: Perth
2nd: Dubai
3rd: Lisbon
4th: Cartagena
5th: Miami

The races have begun!! Check out my social media profiles and the updates below to see me running through Antarctica and Cape Town. I am in transit to Perth for our next race. What an amazing journey. I suspect the week will go by in a blur, and that the first 3 races will be the biggest struggle.

But I’m loving every minute of it. It has already pushed me to limits of the mind and body.


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