With the help of an amazing support team, I ran 3,156 miles from NYC to Ocean Shores, WA.
I started with a foot in the Atlantic on April 25th and ran the equivalent of 120 marathons across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington to dip my feet in the Pacific on July 17th.
You can read this Seattle Times feature for more on the Run Across America and the obstacles we faced reeling in the Pacific.
You can follow @GregRunsFaron Instagram to see the beautiful landscapes we passed and read my daily recaps to meet some of the wonderful folks I connected with along the way.
Our mission is to spark a nationwide movement for youth mental health.
We've raised over $110K from founding donors in all 50 states. And,with your help, we're just getting started!
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 ran 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.
Supported by founding donors in all 50 states, Run Far Foundation funds youth-led volunteer projects in all 50 states.
We enable meaningful community service and help young people get active, find purpose, have fun, and stay healthy.