A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 10, 2016
Trekathon (trek + marathon)

A “trekathon” (trek + marathon) is an extensive trek, usually up a mountain. “Trek-a-thon” has been cited in print since at least 1998. The website trekathon.com explained in 2013 that a “trekathon” is (1) 26 miles (like a marathon); (2) often a one day event; and (3) people can walk, jog or run.

A different “Trekathon” is a Star Trek marathon, consisting of extensive viewing of that television and movie franchise.


Google Books
Wild Earth
Volume 8, Issue 1
1998
Pg. 97:
The hike will begin at Springer Mountain, Georgia on 31 March 1998 with a three-day trek-a-thon.

Google Groups: natureknights
Trek-a-thon Treasure Hunt Challenge - The Adventure Run.
M. Asif
1/23/09
Forget Treks, Marathons, Treasure Hunts.. Nature Knights invites your team to participate in the great adventure - “Trek-a-thon Treasure Hunt Challenge”.

Race into history covering almost half a dozen forts and more than a dozen riddles archeological / tasks to be completed in less than two days. A travel and trek adventure.

Twitter
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‏@sitges
Sat 27th Sitges Mountain Running Race through Garraf nature reserve: Ultra Trail Barcelona: 4 levels 21 to 114 km http://trekathon.com/?p=498
8:39 AM - 24 Apr 2013

trekathon (December 7, 2013)
About Trekathon
Trekathons

Same length as a marathon with sightseeing in one day or weekend
Great adventurous and sometimes relaxing way, to see beautiful routes & cities.
Barcelona, Paris, London or Amsterdam

. 26 mile
. Often one day event
. People can walk, jog or run

WhereCanWeGo.com (UK)
Yorkshire Three Peaks - Mountain Trekathon
A day of demanding terrain in the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, as we conquer the distinctive fells of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The descents can be as tiring as the climbs, though the wonderful views should help to motivate your legs!
7:00 - 19:00 £75
http://www.discoveradventure.com/challenge.aspx?t=250 North Yorkshire BD24 0HH
Saturday 21 Jun 2014

The Asian Age
An uphill race against time
Aug 10, 2016 - Somudra Banerjee
(...)
Trekathon — a simple portmanteau of trek and marathon — is the latest adventure sport in the city. “It is a competition with one’s own self. It is a challenge that tests you physically as well as mentally,” says Yogendra Patil, co-founder of Small Steps, who has organised the Trekathon Greenrun 2016.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 • Permalink