Hi, I'm Greg Nance
My earliest memories are chasing Dad on evergreen forest trails. I wasn't very fast and I couldn't run very far but I loved it. Running has always made me smile.
But for a few years I lost my way. Overwhelmed by depression after my Grandpa Charlie's debilitating stroke, I turned to alcohol and opiate painkillers at age 16. The free-fall only stopped with the help of compassionate mentors and a daily running ritual.
Now I'm gearing up for the biggest challenge yet —
a 3,000 mile Run Across America!
I'm Running Across America to explore our addiction epidemic and promote youth mental health
3,000 miles to celebrate 3,000 days sober.
I celebrated 10 years sober on December 29, 2021. To commemorate the milestone, I’m aiming to run 3,000 miles between NYC and Seattle to explore America’s addiction epidemic.
For years I was in denial about my struggles with alcohol and painkillers. Fearing the stigma, I felt isolated and alone. But as I've slowly opened up, I’ve realized that my struggles are far more common than I imagined.
40 million Americans — or 1 in 7 — suffer from substance or alcohol addiction. As I run across America, I want to hear and share some of their stories.
I’m partnering with Director Sarah Schutzki and the International Documentary Association to create 1 IN 7, a film that chronicles the journey. We aim to spark a national dialog on how we, as families and a society, can best support addicts and boost mental health across America.
World Marathon Challenge
Around the world in 7 days
I ran 7 Marathon in 7 Days on 7 Continents in February 2019.
Beginning with 26.2 miles across Antarctic ice, I then ran back-to-back marathons in Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago, and Miami. Definitely a wild week :-)
Check out this fun race recap from my hometown Seattle Seahawks!
Fastest Known Time
Chasing records to push my limits
Seahawks 12 Ambassador
Cheering with the world's best fans
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