100 Mile Ultra – Race with a Meaning

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Peter Kline is 62.  He loves his family, God, work and running with meaning. In fact, this November 15-16 Peter will undertake an ultra run of 100 miles in Las Vegas.  100 miles is one thing, pushing his favorite developmentally disabled friends he calls, “Captains,” for the distance takes ultra running to a new level.  He has chosen the 100 year anniversary of his employer, Merrill Lynch, to set a world record attempt.  Captains and their families will be arriving from New York, Seattle, Tri-Cities (WA), Phoenix, San Diego and Denver. He has completed 10 marathons with a single Captain each time.

End of Colorado Run

End of Colorado Run

Peter brings this message: “The real reason we are doing this endeavor is for the children and their families.  It has always been about the messages of inclusion, motivation and encouragement.  I will start running about 10:30 pm Saturday night, run 73 miles on the UNLV track and then approximately 1.5 miles to the 4 pm starting line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon at Mandalay Bay.”

Peter will push a series of Captains for approximately 1-3 hours each (Braydon, Shamus, Rylee, Chucky, Erik & Jackson).  The Captains will arrive in stages with their families during the night and next day.  True love involves making life better for some one else.  Loving others is a theme of the Bible embracing humble service and sacrifice.  A real miracle has happened for so many pieces to come together with the help of many volunteers.   This truly will be an inspiring weekend.  I will be there to support Peter, have a pray time with those involved and shuttle participants.


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Paul founded his consulting practice, Career Life Institute, in 1992, and the Living Perspectives ministry in 1982. He has mentored hundreds of life coaching clients and assisted numerous organizations with strategic planning. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has written a book, How a Man Handles Conflict at Work. Paul has ministered in E. Europe, and in Ethiopia since 2004 (microfinance, education, and prisons). Currently his active mentoring ministry is in Seattle to individuals and Christian non-profit organizations. He spent 16 years as a leader/volunteer with Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue and is currently involved in working with those praying for revival in the Greater Seattle area and bringing opportunity to different populations in S. Seattle.


Colin Hunter · November 7, 2014 at 7:53 am


This gives a whole new meaning to “In the long run…”

May God bless Peter, you, and all the captains as you serve and bring glory to ‘The Captain’!


Jody · November 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Cool Runnings!

suzab333 · March 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whoa! Awesome! What is the next chapter? What happened at the race? Incredible goal! Yikes!

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