Jenkintown, Pa. (WTXF) - A local man ran 12 hours straight on a treadmill to raise money for student scholarships at Manor College in Jenkintown.
Paul Peters spent 12 hours on a treadmill in Manor College's library from 7 .am.- 7 p.m. The ultra-marathoner wanted to do something unique on Giving Tuesday to raise money for student scholarships.
"It has the largest diversity enrollment in the area and it's an affordable education and it gives a lot of first generation college students that would struggle to get the education otherwise," he said.
Peers was an adjunct professor at the Jenkintown College a couple years back and has been friends with its president since law school some 20 years ago.
A number of students and staff ran alongside to show their support.
Surviving on pretzels, Goldfish, sandwiches, a lot of fluids, and Ibuprofen, Peters racked up 61.2 miles. His fellow runners added in another 40. They raised in excess of $5,000, which made it worthwhile.
The Guy On The Treadmill Running 12 HOURS Straight To Raise Money For Student Scholarships At @ManorCollege In Jenkintown! Paul Peters Is An Ultra Marathoner But Says This Was Harder Than Running A Marathon! His Story On @FOX29philly At 10 #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/S0l6ytK7hz— Dawn Timmeney (@DawnFox29) November 28, 2018