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February 21, 2007
Robins on the run


You know, ever since his longtime morning-radio partner Phil Cowan left, Paul Robins has been trying new things on his self-titled Y92.5 FM show.

And next month, Robins is going to attempt a stunt that will be a test of physical limitations.

Here's the deal: On March 29, at 7:30 a.m., Robins will leave the studio in the middle of his show and run 92.5 miles all over the Sacramento area for charity. The plan is for him to complete the course in slightly less than 24 hours, then return to the studio on the morning of March 30 and finish the show.

His goal is to raise $175,000 for Atkinson Youth Services, which funds a school and group home for special-needs children.

Robins is a marathoner - he's completed 14 - but this is ultra-marathon territory. He's never attempted close to 100 miles. But he's been trainnig hard.

"My long run up to now has been 28 miles," Robins says. "But I did 41 (miles) two weeks ago and I felt pretty good."

Robins has many friends in the long-distance running community. During his charity jaunt, he'll have at least two pace runners at all times. Among the luminaries who'll run legs: local ultra-marathon star Rich Hanna and Bee TV columnist and running fanatic Rick Kushman.

Raley's and River City Bank already are sponsors, but Robins is going hat-in-hand to you, the public, for support.

To donate - and to check out more details on the route - go here.

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