To help and promote
the welfare of others
through feats of endurance.

- a cause for endurance mission statement


a reason to run


A Cause for Endurance was founded in 2016 by Jesse Zweig, a runner of over 15 years. While still in high school, Jesse stumbled on “Ultra Marathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner” a book by Dean Karnazes, which sparked a desire to take his running to the next level. Shortly after finding that inspiration, Jesse organized and successfully ran a 100-mile course with the goal to raise money for CHOC Children's, an accomplishment that was achieved in less than 24 hours. Jesse now lives in Lake Forest, CA with his wife and soon-to-be first son.

Following in the footsteps of that first successful charity adventure, A Cause for Endurance raises money for organizations through endurance and long-distance running. Visit the links above to get moving, run along with Jesse, find more information, get involved, donate to the cause, and check out upcoming events. 

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calendar of upcoming events


2/10/17

THE RUN: Jesse will be attempting 200 continuous miles. 

THE COURSE: Begins at 8:00am! Click over to our news page for a course map and a turn-by-turn guide to the run!

THE CAUSE: This event will be for the benefit of CHOC Children's. All proceeds will be donated to their needs. You may donate here.

THE WHAT: CHOC Children's has been in operation since 1964, a creation due in large part to the vision of Walt Disney and Walter Knott and their desire to have a hospital in their community. CHOC Children's was the first hospital in Orange County to cater exclusively to children. What started as a 62 bed operation has grown into a 279+ bed, state of the art facility, offering many services including: pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care, neuroscience, and much more. This is a hospital that truly lives by its mission statement: "To nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children". You can learn more about Children's Hospital of Orange County: CHOC Children's by visiting their website

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A TURN-BY-TURN GUIDE TO
THE UPCOMING 200-MILE RUN!
Print it out! Get out there with me!
2/7/17

THE UPCOMING 200-MILE RUN!
Watch now! Get moving! Get involved! 
Donate to the cause!
1/10/2017

COURSE MAP NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE UPCOMING 200-MILE RUN!
Click over for a larger copy!
1/20/17

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REVISITING A PAST RUN:
Running 100+ Miles for Charity
1/21/2007
 ABC NEWS

RUN ON OVER AND WATCH THE
NEWEST VIDEO
Watch now! Get excited! 
1/20/17

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REVISITING A PAST RUN:
Run with a Purpose
5/27/2007
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER