Run Free Missouri
May 23-30, 2019
On May 23, 2019 I, along with my support crew, started from Kansas City, MO toward St. Louis. Midwestern storms and flooded out roads quickly made us change our route, pushing north to finish at Hannibal, MO on May 30, 2019
We raised money for Infant Loss Resources, a small Missouri-based non-profit that seeks to provide grief counseling and support after a sudden infant loss and to educate caretakers on safe sleep practices. As part of their prevention program, they provide "pack and play" sleep systems to those parents without cribs, providing safe sleep options.
I chose ILR in honor of Pierce Brown, the son of a childhood friend (Mikka) who passed suddenly in June of 2017. Mikka found support in Infant Loss Resources during the worst time of her life. $65 purchases one pack and play for a family. We raised enough money for 20 pack and plays.
Run Free Massachusetts
April 9-15, 2019
On April 9, 2019 I started east from the western border of Massachusetts, running 25 miles for four days and 19 miles on day five. After a day of rest, Id completed the Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt on April 15. Check out my route.
Through generous support from members of Team Hoyt, we raised $6,500 for the Team Hoyt Foundation.
Run Free Georgia
March 29-31, 2019
At 5:00am on March 29, I set out with eight other runners to run from Savannah, GA to St. Mary’s, GA, 155 along the coastline of Georgia. While it’s certainly not the longest way to cross the state, but it’s 155 miles in 60 hours, so I think I’ll still be challenged. Read more about the race here.
We raised $660 for the Georgia Conservancy.
I’ve uploaded two strava runs, because a garmin does not have a 60 hour battery life (and also mine apparently has a max of 122.5 miles of tracking), Strava doesn’t tell the complete story. Official race results here: https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=56919
Run Free South Carolina
March 1-7, 2019
On March 1, 2019 I started at the northern border of South Carolina, running down Hwy 21 until I reached Port Royal on March 7. Check out my route.
Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northern Beaufort County by advocating for the development, enhancement and maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail – through community partnerships, local government participation, and private support.
The story of the Spanish Moss Trail begins with the historic Magnolia Line Railroad – established in 1870. Railroad operations ceased in 2003 and in 2008 Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right-of-way to use as a utility corridor. In January 2011, they granted a surface easement to Beaufort County to develop 14 miles of the corridor as a recreational trail – called the Spanish Moss Trail.
Since 2013, nearly 7 miles of the Trail have been developed and are open to the hundreds of people who use it each day, connecting the City of Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal.
Through your generous donations, we raised over $3000 for the Spanish Moss Trail!