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Steve Cannon

Author, Adventure Athlete,

Keynote Speaker, Believer in YOU

1000 Miles...
Of grueling and unforgiving terrain.
Of wolf and bear tracks reminding you that you are not the king in this place.
Of unimaginable and humbling beauty.
Of unpredictable weather that tests even the most seasoned adventurer.
Of isolation and self reflection.
Of constantly fighting, reaching, crossing, and expanding both mental and physical limits.
1000 Nome.

In 2019, Steve Cannon became the very first Iowan to finish the Iditarod Trail 1000-mile bike race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

You can experience the journey for yourself in 

1000 Miles to Nome

available here in our online store from

Expand Your Possible and Summit Media


"1000 Miles to Nome"

Catch up on Steve's preparations leading up to the

2019 Iditarod Trail Invitational

1000 Miles to Nome - The 2019 Iditarod Trail Invitational

1000 Miles to Nome Week 10
1000 Miles to Nome Week 10

1000 Miles to Nome Week 10

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1000 Miles to Nome Week 8

1000 Miles to Nome Week 8

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1000 Miles to Nome Week 7

1000 Miles to Nome Week 7

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40 Days

Upside Down in the Yukon River

"Steve Cannon sums up many things about life, learning, dreams, adversity, love and finding our place in this world that we can call home with his 40 day 1037 mile run around Lake Michigan. I could not put the book down once I started to read it."

"If you live in our wonderful state of Iowa, the chances are that you have heard of Steve Cannon. His adventures have helped raise nearly a million dollars for those in the Cancer fight. He is our marathon man. His book, 40 Days, is an inspiring, at times funny, and at times heartbreaking read."

Steve Cannon’s “40 Days” is more than just a gripping account of his remarkable journey around Lake Michigan on foot; it is a story of love, compassion, and loss and, finally, of the strength of the human spirit that allows all of us to accomplish great things, if only we believe we can. 

Lisa Smith-Batchen

Dreamchaser Foundation, 

2x Badwater Champion and Only American to win the Marathon Des Sable

 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

Marshall Ulrich

Mountaineer, Adventure Racer, 

Ultramarathon Runner and author of "Running on Empty"



DIY Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to put on a race to raise money? Run across your home state or around Lake Michigan? The logistics involved cause many of us to stall out and eventually let our idea fall by the wayside. 


In 2009 Steve became the second person to ever run across his home state of Iowa, raising nearly $3500 doing so.


In 2012 he became the first person to EVER run around Lake Michigan averaging a marathon a day for forty straight days, raising over $30,000.


In 2013 Steve created One Race Events and organized a cross country marathon relay that raised nearly $500,000.


No matter what your idea, from a dog walk, to a dance marathon, a 5k to a 1037 mile run, this course will walk you step by step through the process so that your great idea and fundraising goals become reality.

How to Eat an Elephant

Coming Soon!

An amazing course detailing how to take on any GIANT, SCARE THE HELL OUT OF YOU CHALLENGE and succeed.

Are you wanting to run your first 5k, marathon, or loop a great lake? Maybe it's a new business or perhaps a grand vacation you just can't seem to get started.

This course will show the way!

Coming Soon!
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