Intermountain Healthcare: The LiVe 18-Day Challenge

Lorie is a Life Flight nurse and an elite long-distance runner. Starting Thursday, September 17, she will run a full marathon (26.2 miles) every day for 18 straight days, the length of Utah from border to border.

Dr. Tamera Lewis explains the program on Studio 5

Take the Challenge

Partnering with Intermountain’s LiVe public service campaign that promotes healthy eating and physical activity, Lorie is encouraging everyone to follow her example. However, instead of running 26.2 miles every day, she is challenging Utahns, and specifically Utah kids, to exercise 18 straight days for at least 26 minutes each day.

Follow Lorie’s progress, and join in the fun to win a prize

Called the 18-Day Marathon Challenge, those who complete the challenge will receive a LiVe Hacky Sack (while supplies last). To participate, go to, click on the 18-Day Marathon Challenge link and print out a tracker form. After completing 18 days of exercise, send the form back to the LiVe program and you’ll be mailed a LiVe Hacky Sack.

A map of Lorie’s progress through the state is also available at She invites people to come out on her running route to wave hello, or even run a block or a few miles with her. There are also links on the LiVe website to Lorie’s Facebook and Twitter sites, where you can follow her progress and send Lorie words of encouragement or post a question.

Sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare, LiVe provides activities and programs for children, parents, teachers, and healthcare providers to help kids be more fit.

To learn more the 18-Day Marathon Challenge and the LiVe campaign visit

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