Die Herausforderung

California Finish Maine Start

15 states

4,200 miles

210 days


As you may have guessed already, the challenge is to run from one corner of the United States to the other, making the trip entirely by foot! I will be starting in April 2018 in Lubec, Maine on the Canadian border, and traveling through 15 states and 11 major cities along the way, before finishing at the Mexican border at San Diego, California in November 2018.

I hope to cover around 50km every day, and take a few days to explore the sights and big cities when I reach them! Obviously it is impossible to say that I will be able to make 50km every day, some days could be through mountains, bad weather or in the desert, but I am hoping that the good days will make up for the bad ones! I will be taking everything I need in a modified baby stroller, donned with logos, sponsors and solar panels to keep all my electronics going in the middle of nowhere. I will be mostly living in a tent along the way, but if anybody offers me a bed, sofa or floor for the night, it would be rude not to accept!

The major cities that I will be passing through include; Portland, Albany, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

You can view a more detailed map of the route here.

I am funding this trip by myself, and every penny that is donated to the charity WILL go directly to the charity. So I will be looking for help along the way as well corporate sponsors to lend a helping hand. Whether you can offer pennies, a warm meal or even a bed for the night, every little helps me along for another day. So please check out the Become a Sponsor page to see how you can help.