June 11, 2019
On June 11, 2019, John Tarlton will participate in Race Across America to raise funds for Stanford Cancer Institute. As a competitor in RAAM, John will ride 3,000 miles on his bicycle across the length of the North American Continent, starting in Oceanside, California at the Pacific Ocean and concluding at the Atlantic Ocean in Annapolis, Maryland.
The toughest endurance event in the world, RAAM offers long-distance cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves to the height of their abilities. Cyclists must complete the course in under 12 days (250+ miles per day); fewer than 350 cyclists have completed RAAM since its first edition in 1982. John’s plan is to ride 300-350 miles a day to complete the course in 10 days.
All donations in support of John’s race will go entirely to the Stanford Cancer Institute, where translational research resulted in John’s mother and sister both receiving extraordinary care for different types of cancer from Stanford Medicine. The Institute is an ambitious program to transform the care experience of every cancer patient, utilizing the Stanford community’s unique capacity for high-throughput multidisciplinary research, resulting in patient-centered care that improves quality of life and overall health outcomes.