RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An ultra-marathoner is marking his 27th year of recovery by running for 27 continuous hours through a North Carolina park.
Charlie Engle of Raleigh says he’ll start running at 8 a.m. Saturday and won’t stop until 11 a.m. Sunday in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. He wants to raise awareness of the opioid crisis and to promote Healing Transitions, a nonprofit that provides free drug addiction recovery services to more than 300 homeless, uninsured and underserved people.
Engle has written a memoir titled “Running Man.” His feats include running across the Sahara Desert. Last year, he ran 118 miles over 26 hours to mark his recovery.