Meet The P.A.C.E. Run
This solo run across America was only possible
by the incredible voluntary efforts of particular individuals who worked
tirelessly behind the scenes to help me, Paul, get to the finish line.
They were not interviewed by newspaper or television crews...
did not receive the daily accolades or support from the public that I
was fortunate to have... and worked quietly behind the scenes. Aside
from Tim Bamforth, the others were not able to be on the Delaware coast
to see the culmination of their selfless efforts. I want those visiting
this web site to be introduced to these outstanding people and learn the
details about their main responsibilities during this journey. I consider
each a true friend and when "Bob" and I reached the Atlantic on
October 20, 2006 my shout of success over the ocean waves was also for
them. Thank you Diana, Stacey, Rob and Tim. You are some of the
most amazing people I've been blessed to know. Although P.A.C.E.
Run 2006 was a solo endeavor, you truly ran each step with me. "Bob" and
I couldn't have done it without you.
- Lodging Coordinator
Diana was responsible
for arranging nightly accommodations along the 15-state route.
Committing countless hours on the phone in order to find people willing
to take in a cross country runner for an evening, Diana successfully
found lodging for every day of the journey - whether it be a home,
hotel, church or hospital. She also provided assistance in navigating
Paul through various cities via mapping directions conveyed by
Rossmiller - Funding Coordinator
Stacey organized fund-raising ideas to help support the efforts of
P.A.C.E. Run 2006. She did so by opening a bank account, mailing letters
to potential sponsors, overseeing the sale of P.A.C.E. shirts,
organizing a raffle, and monitoring the trek's budget. She made it her
goal to try and encourage donations so that the Staso family would not
have to personally pay for the entire run across America.
Robert Remler -
Web Site Manager
Rob kept "the world"
aware of what was happening during the run across America by posting
journal entries on this web site as well as pictures and videos, links
to news articles, audio files, and much more. This is an extensive site and Rob updated
it on a daily basis with details about the
journey. He included mileage data, maps, posted the guestbook entries
from visitors, and regularly updated
the list of lodging and funding sponsors.
Tim Bamforth - Finish Line
Tim helped to organize the final days of the run across
America, including a special welcome by the students of Shields
Elementary School in Lewes, Delaware. He arranged for a couple of
runners to escort Paul through the busy streets of Arlington, Virginia
and Washington, D.C. and scheduled a post-run assembly at the school
where he is a teacher. Tim organized various
logistical details to ensure a successful and memorable finish.
is so much more that these people did than what is briefly described
above, including: handling media inquiries; arranging for special events
and surprises; and, making certain that the path of P.A.C.E. Run 2006
could be conquered at each turn in the road. It truly was a team effort.