to spark a nationwide movement for youth mental health
3,071 miles for the mission
Beginning April 25th, I'm running 47 miles per day from Long Island, NY to Ocean Shores, WA.
I started with a foot in the Atlantic and am now running 3,071 miles across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the Pacific.
You can follow @GregRunsFaron Instagram for live-tracking and updates from the road.
Why I Run Far
Overwhelmed by depression after my Grandpa Charlie's debilitating stroke, I turned to alcohol and painkillers at age 16. I cut classes, got into fistfights, and was suspended from the tennis team.
The free-fall only stopped with the help of a daily running ritual and the meaningful community I found working on Moneythink, a youth-led volunteer project. Running and volunteering helped me overcome depression and alcohol abuse to finally get sober on December 29, 2011.
In the years since, I've kept running, kept volunteering, and kept smiling too.
I'm running across America to pay it forward with Run Far Foundation. The money we raise together will provide youth with grassroots funding for impactful volunteer service and community-building opportunities.
Together, let's turn the tide on America's mental illness and addiction epidemics by investing in youth mental health.
Running Across America
for youth mental health
Run Far Foundation funds youth-led volunteer projects in all 50 states.
We enable meaningful community service and help young people find purpose, have fun, and stay healthy.