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Tucson man to run 12 hours to raise money for charity

Posted at 8:41 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 16:36:27-05

On Saturday, a Tucsonan will run for 12-straight hours, hoping to cover 62-miles, all for charity.

KGUN9 spoke with Dan Heston, who said he's never even considered quitting.

"Once your brain tells your body that you're going to keep going... You're going to keep going," said Heston. “I'm going to go left hand turns -- NASCAR style -- until we finish, 12 hours later.”

This run -- unlike others -- will be at Mountainview High School in Marana, around a quarter mile track. That may sound dull, but Heston won’t be alone.

“This time we're going to have a lot of people out there running with us so -- it's going to be a little bit nicer,” said Heston.

You can run with Dan anytime between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m January 19.

Last year, Heston was running more than 100 miles in el tour de Tucson, and this isn't the first timehe's used his super-human stamina to help feed hungry Tucson families.

“There is a need... There's a need in every community,” said Heston. “Some people are economically strapped and they can't afford the food... If there's a place they can go to get food and there's a way i can help get that food to him... I'm gonna do it.”

So far in his running career -- heston has raised more than 50-thousand dollars for the community food bank. This month's goal is 20 thousand dollars.

He is nearly 90-percent of the way to his goal.

If you'd like to donate to Dan Heston's cause, or if you'd like to run with Dan, please visit, courtesty of the Tucson Food Bank.