What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

Book a presentation

Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

Approaching the finish line of the 1/1/15 Millennium Mile in Londonderry on a clear, cold New Hampshire winter day. Randy is in left foreground; friend and guide Rob Webber is in right foreground. The two are holding the back and front ends, respectively, of Randy's white cane (rigid tether) as they run to the finish.

#miles4quinn

Our community has logged
13,532
miles
as of Sun. Jan 25th!

Log my miles

Did you walk, run, bike, or otherwise undertake healthy miles today? Dedicate them to the Mighty Quinn!

Learn more about #miles4quinn

Miles for Quinn...and Less Than Three Months to Boston

2015 is off and running. Therefore, so is Randy! Yes, it’s the year he’ll run the legendary Boston Marathon in memory of The Mighty Quinn on Monday April 20th, and that target is less than 100 days away, but there’s plenty more training and preparation that needs to come first. Randy’s training has included outdoor runs in some snow and slush, some ice, and sub-zero temperatures with wind-chill readings in the area of minus-20—enough to temporarily shut down his iPhone from giving him data about his pace.

The year’s races started promptly on January 1st with the frigid Millennium Mile in Londonderry NH. Randy ran with guide, longtime friend and 2020 Vision Quest staffer Rob Webber, and the two covered the mile in a very respectable 6:01 (photo above). Another running event already scheduled for Randy is the Eastern States 20-Miler on March 29th, which starts in Portsmouth, NH and covers the picturesque New Hampshire seacoast on the way to a Salisbury, Massachusetts finish line—an excellent final competitive tune-up before Boston.

Back to the Slopes

Randy will also be skiing, for the third straight winter, at the New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain Resort for a few days during the week beginning February 8th. Watch this space for more information about that event.

Helping in 2015

With 2015 kicking off, you may be seeking ideas for how you can help 2020 Vision Quest reach its own outreach goals and, in turn, those of the two worthy charities it chooses to heavily support—the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (NHAB) and Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB), a nationwide organization that trains dog guides. Will you log miles for Quinn as you exercise in a variety of ways in the new year? Will you suggest to us a lead or two on potential school or corporate presentations for Randy? Will you donate funds, or services such as transporting Randy to or from a presentation? Or will you share our news and outreach on social media, to further spread the word with friends of yours who could also appreciate the messages we offer and the causes we’re all working for? Whatever way(s) you choose, you can make an impact and we sincerely appreciate it!

From the Blog

I am a Patriots fan... but....

- Randy candidly discusses his fandom of the NE Patriots.... and the controversy which sometimes comes with it. Read more

“PAWSibility” – A school language lesson

- During a recent school visit Randy and Autumn are the ones learning something new. Read more

First steps with visual impairment -- For you or someone you know

- Randy shares some guidance about how to handle the often frightening initial stages of vision loss. Read more

Days ahead and days of Auld Lang Syne

- It's been a great year for 2020 Vision Quest--and we've got even greater things to come. Read more

Guest blog: Making radio with Randy and Autumn

- Film student Arielle Zionts creates a touching radio story about Randy's and Autumn's growing relationship as Guide and Guided. Read more

Bonus Blog: National Marathon Championship?!

- Randy and Jose win National Championship at California International Marathon! First place in B1 Division of USABA National Championship is a surprise addition to the marathon celebrations. Read more

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.