Details about RAAM




On 18 June 2011 a 4 man team from Norton Rose LLP will be competing in the Race Across America to raise money for Barretstown.

Race Across America is widely recognised as the world’s toughest cycling race. The total distance covered is greater than the Tour de France but the time allowed to complete it is less than half. Teams race in relay format and typically cross the country in six to nine days, averaging 350 to 500 miles per day.

During the race, Team Norton Rose will:

  • Cycle over 3,000 miles, non-stop, with each rider covering over 100 miles a day for seven days;
  • Cross 14 American states;
  • Climb 100,000ft – 3.3 times the height of Everest;
  • Average approximately 20mph for the duration of the race;
  • Live out of two people carriers and a motorhome;
  • Burn approximately 8000 calories a day;
  • Endure weather extremes from -5c to +40c; and
  • Rely on up to twelve support crew to feed them, navigate and conduct rider changeovers.

For more information on the Race Across America as well as Team Norton Rose, please visit our website at

Team Norton Rose is aiming to raise over £50,000 for Barretstown – a specially-designed camp based outside Dublin that provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children across Europe with serious illnesses, and their families.

To find out more about Barretstown and the work they do, please visit

To donate please visit our fundraising page

For sponsorship enquiries please contact us at


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