Dean is running the 2012 Antarctica Marathon to promote fitness and raise money for penguin conservation!



Give, and fine art will be given to you.

If you give your hard-earned money to support conservation, well then, I just LOVE you.

I love you so much, I want to give you something.

Let’s start with a series of fine art posters by award-winning graphic designers, each designed exclusively for this quest and individually signed by the artist.

Let’s take a look…

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SONIC Penguinfest!

Come on out and dine with the deanguin!

WHEN: Tonight (Thursday, July 21st) – 5-8pm
WHERE: SONIC (Ballentine/Irmo) – near the brand spankin’ new Walmart

10% of earnings (and all tips) between 5 and 8pm go to Oceanites and the penguins!

– Dean


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Frigidus Obscurum

Antarcticaphiles like myself take note when interesting new books on the frozen continent appear. You really must pick up the THE BOOK OF ICE, a wildly imaginative, beautiful compendium of education, graphic design and commentary highlighting our impact on and relationship with Antarctica.

Check it out!

– Dean



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So, um, explain again why Dean is running a marathon in Antarctica…

The most common question I receive, when people hear about my grand adventure to Antarctica, is also the simplest.


Like all of life’s deepest questions, this one has many answers.

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Knee-Jerk Reactions

When I tell people that I’ll be running the 2012 Antarctica Marathon, I get a variety of responses, like these direct quotes:

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Mister Ten Below

Here in South Carolina, runners do all sorts of things to overcome the oppressive heat and thick humidity of summer. Some choose to run before dawn. They reckon that 75 degrees and high humidity is an improvement over 95 degrees and high humidity. They’re right, of course, but have you ever seen a South Carolinian after a five mile run? Think emaciated, drowned rat and you’ll be on target.

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(Deadline 03/2012)

Raised so far!

Please give to, a wonderful non-profit dedicated to Antarctic Conservation and of course, penguins.

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I want to donate!

Donate and GET STUFF!

All Donors receive:

A beautiful poster created for this occasion by award-winning graphic designers. Signed by the artist of course.

A video thank you from me, directly from Antarctica.

Satisfaction that you've done a good deed by supporting conservation!

(All donations are tax deductible as well!)