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.

Randy is featured in a colorful photograph at last year's Peak Potential event, with added graphics about this year's event.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 22 - Dr. Franklin Perkins School, Lancaster MA

September 24-25 - Seacoast Century Bicycle Ride

September 27 - Gateways Community Service Mtg. - Nashua

2020 Vision Quest calendar

Reach Your Peak

In the next few weeks, Randy and his dedicated teammates will raise awareness (not to mention heart rates) with some epic athletic feats (see below).

Fortunately for the rest of us, there’s a way to support the important goals of 2020 Vision Quest that doesn’t involve running all night or six hours on a bike seat. The Seventh Annual Peak Potential Dinner and Charity Auction on November 12 provides its own brand of high-impact workout, with repeated sets of loaded fork curls, full-glass lifts and credit card swipes. Guiding Eyes puppy raisers might even lead cross-species yoga with their downward-facing dogs.

In a new venue — the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua — this year, the dinner promises terrific food and fellowship, unique auction items and inspirational remarks from Randy. The deadline for ticket sales is November 1 but we’d like to sell out by October 12. Help us sprint toward our goal by purchasing tickets!

“Reach the Beach” Relay

On the weekend of September 16th and 17th, Randy will be part of the first-ever Ultra Reebok Ragnar Relay team comprised entirely of athletes who are visually impaired. The six athletes of “Team with a Vision”—brought together through a partnership between the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) and 2020 Vision Quest—will be joined by six more athletes from the Coastal Athletic Association who will serve as their sighted guides. This exciting matchup will reunite Randy with his good friend Pete Houde (instrumental in organizing this whole team), who guided Randy in his very first Tough Mudder and also for the first half of their very successful 2015 Boston Marathon. This combined team of 12 seeks to raise awareness for the abilities of athletes with disabilities everywhere—while competing in one of the oldest relay races in the U.S. This team will have half the members of all other teams in the race; thus each runner will need to run twice the typical distance. Randy and Pete will be running nearly 40 miles of this race—over 200 miles from Bretton Woods NH to Hampton Beach NH—as a pair.

Seacoast Century Bicycle Ride

On the following weekend, September 24-25, Randy will hop back on a tandem bike with his close friend, ski coach and fellow biking enthusiast Brent Bell for a 100-mile bicycle ride around the beautiful NH seacoast. Or, will the bike possibly have a third seat as well, and will a third “mystery rider” join the team? Watch for more information about this adventure in the near future!

From the Blog

"Lego my Autumn": Randy and Autumn present for FIRST LEGO League

- Randy tells this week about an exciting new endeavor or him and Autumn: "FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies." Read more

Peak Potential is fast approaching -- Won't you join us?

- Our flagship charity dinner and auction is November 12--but we're aiming to sell out by October 12. Help us reach our goal! Read more

September nostalgia includes some struggles for Randy

- Reflecting on a powerful legacy (and an Emmy-nominated video), Randy shares some of his conflicted feelings this year about his present football fandom. Read more

Dog Days of August go out with a Splash?!

- Sometimes we need a little fun before the real work can begin and Autumn shows us this in her video play before it’s back to school days! Read more

How does Autumn warn you of an obstacle?

- This week we get a little insight into how Randy and Autumn work together for optimum safety. Read more

Pardon the interruption, but did you just kill my friend?

- Randy shares his and his (nearly killed) friend's experiences demonstrating the danger of distracted driving. 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.