Keep Forrest running across America
turn around, just keep on going.
2,230 miles later I stand on Santa Monica Pier, looking east. I am the first person to try and complete the run that Forrest Gump did in the film and I'm still going!
My two "particular reasons" are the World Wildlife Fund and Peace Direct. We are running to help double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022 and to bring peace and stability to communities across the world. I funded the first leg of the run myself, using my life savings to buy an old RV and to fuel this and myself to reach the ocean. Unfortunately these will run out very soon. If I can complete all 5 crossings (15,248 miles!) in the next year and a bit, I expect to raise over a MILLION dollars, but to do that I have to get there and this is where I need your help. Any money raised over the amount needed will go directly to the charities. I have a website ( www.goingthedistancerun.com) where you can follow my progress and blog and all my social media can be accessed from there too. I am happy to produce specific content on request (Good luck messages, happy birthdays, anniversaries, photos and I'll even wear supplied shirts/crazy costumes if you can get them to me) or even do public appearances/speaking en route. Also, if any runners want to join us for any part of this, please get in touch via the website.
Thank you for reading and I hope you will be inspired to help this mission to help us reach our goal of raising seven figures for charity and create the craziest running adventure yet.
P.S. I AM growing the beard :D