Rim to Rim to Rim Challenge for AFF & DAREF


Welcome to the R2R2R challenge where myself (Nikolas Oman) and 2 friends (Jake Jandro and Jake Coleson) will be taking a trip to conquer the 48 mile run/hike through the Grand Canyon on April 20th, 2011!  We are trying to dedicate this event to a few charities.  We also want to get the public involved in our trip throughout the process!  Thank you for checking out the website and hope you share this experience with us!

What is the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim Challenge???

It’s exactly what it sounds like.  Start from one rim of the Grand Canyon, get to the other rim, and back again in less than 24 hours!!!  The route is approximately 48 miles long and covers more than 10,000 vertical feet between going down into the canyon and back up each way.  This is more than 20,000 vertical feet total!

We will be starting on the south rim and down the Bright Angel Trail.  Over the Colorado River and up the North Kaibab Trail to the North rim.  Once up the other side, we will be taking a break.  After our rest we will head back down the North Kaibab Trail and up the South Kaibab Trail.   


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Armed Forces Foundation

The Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and solace to members of the military community through financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs. We offer these vital programs to active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve components, and their loved ones.

We are a Washington, DC based nonprofit organization committed to serving the members of our Armed Services and assisting them in their time of greatest need. Since 2001 the foundation has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for hotel bills and to offset the expenses of families visiting a loved one in the hospital. Programs offered through the foundation include the Family Assistance Program, Injured Support Services, the Housing Assistance Program for troops returning to their communities after injury, Family Bereavement Assistance for surviving family members, as well as the Classic Outdoors Sports Program which includes hunting and fishing programs for troops and their families. The staff of the Foundation regularly visits with wounded troops at the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center to provide support, give gifts and show them our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. 



Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation



The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.


  • Alternative and complementary research
  • Grants for nutritional research
  • Promising research to find a cure for diabetes
  • Innovative research to prevent and treat diabetes
  • International medical assistance
  • Children's camp scholarship program
  • Education and prevention programs 


Diabetes Action believes that all non-profit organizations should fully disclose financial information to the public. Diabetes Action consistently keeps overhead expenses to a minimum. In 2009, Diabetes Action's latest fiscal year, only 3.8% of revenue was used for fundraising and administrative purposes.