MN man runs 500 miles for pancreatic cancer

Mark Dowdle will begin his run in Illinois and end right here in Minnesota at the St. Paul Capitol steps.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — On Saturday, October 8, Mark Dowdle will embark on a journey many of us would shy away from.

Dowdle is running 500 miles in under eight days. He’ll run up to 60 miles a day. The journey will take him from the Springfield, Illinois Capitol steps to St. Paul’s Capitol steps.

“It’s going to get really painful out there, and I’m excited about that because when I’m out there in those moments, there’s no time or energy to put up a front,” said Dowdle.

He’s running the distance to raise $50,000 for pancreatic cancer. The money will go to help high school students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and to pancreatic cancer research.

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