PRLog - Jul. 17, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- Molly Sheridan, a Las Vegas based author, motivational speaker and ultrarunner, and REI Summerlin located in Boca Park (710 S. Rampart Blvd) present a book-signing, reception and talk celebrating Sheridan’s new book, “Running Past Midnight: A Woman's Ultra-Marathon Adventure.” The event is Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Las Vegas Author & Ultramarathoner Molly Sheridan
In her book, Sheridan documents her journey as a competitive ultramarathon runner, tackling the most grueling footraces on the planet. When Sheridan decided to run her first marathon at the age of 48 there were plenty of skeptics. Today at 57, she’s run some of the world’s most grueling races including the Badwater Ultramarathon and La Ultra, a 138-mile race that crosses two 18,000-foot peaks in the Himalaya. During the event she will present her talk “From Zero to 138 Miles: A novice runner’s journey to the toughest footraces on the planet,” that’s sure to inspire both the beginner and elite runner.
Sheridan travels internationally and has inspired audiences around the globe with her talks on health, wellness, and pursuing your passions whatever your age.
Books will be available for purchase for $20 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Outside Las Vegas Foundation.
“Molly Sheridan has done things many of us can’t even fathom and she captures these stories with wit and insight,” said Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author and ultramarathoner. “Running Past Midnight is a fantastic read, whether you run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.”
There will be a reception and the first 25 attendees will receive a goodie bag.
On Saturday, October 18, Desert Sky Adventures, Sheridan’s race management, training and tour company, will be hosting the first annual Las Vegas Ultramarathon Run & Relay at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. This race will feature a 150K run and relay in celebration of Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. There will also be a 5K Fun Run at Night. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, a tech t-shirt, and a medal. For more information about the race and registration, visit www.desertskyadventures.com.
For more information on Sheridan, please visit www.mollysheridanruns.com.
About Molly Sheridan
Molly Sheridan is a competitive ultramarathoner, motivational speaker, professional race organizer and author. In 2007, Sheridan completed her first marathon, and since then, she has run over 50 ultramarathons. The documentary “Molly’s Run” follows her as she completes the Badwater Ultramarathon, considered the toughest footrace on the planet, at which she received the coveted buckle for finishing under the 48-hour time limit. She is also the first American woman to attempt and complete La Ultra-The High, an ultramarathon in India. In 2014 she published “Running Past Midnight: A Woman’s Ultra-Marathon Adventure,” chronicling her story.
Sheridan is also founder and owner of Desert Sky Adventures, a race management, training and tour company. She has been featured among the “Women Who Move” in Women’s Running Magazine, on “Adventure Woman Radio,” “Nevada Public Radio KNPR,” The Christian Science Monitor and in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She travels the world as a motivational speaker, speaking mostly to women about nutrition, fitness and self-improvement, but also about her adventures and the benefits of running.
For more information, please visit www.mollysheridanruns.com.
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