Epic MAN History
"You won't do it."
Those were the fateful words that, in Fall of 2008, sparked the unlikely adventure of two friends (Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury), traveling by kayak (2.5 miles), bike (157 miles overnight), and foot (26.2 miles) from an island in Maine to the finish line of the 2009 Boston Marathon, in 24 hours…on no sleep. In 2010 & beyond, dozens of other participants took on parts of the challenge and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities. From 2010 to 2017 the team has added additional challenges to the classic route including add'l marathons immediately after in SF, Greece, Buenos Aires, Rhode Island to name a few.
Over the years, we have been fortunate to build encouragement & support for The Epic Man event and the ‘Always be Epic’ message. In 2009 when we started ‘The Epic Man’ – it was really just to see if we could do it – but the result was much more. We saw people inspired. We saw people creating and sharing their own ‘Epic Man’ stories (journeys, and goals that were ‘Epic’ to them). Over the years we have built a small community that comes together around the mantra that you should strive to ‘Always Be Epic’ – whatever that may mean to you.
Always be Epic…. in everyday life, in health and fitness, with family & friends, and ultimately in your overall spirit and drive.
Many thanks to all for your continued encouragement and support.