Project Gump – Barclay Oudersluys
Barclay Oudersluys got inspired by the movie “Forrest Gump” and decided to follow Tom Hanks’ route across the United States, from the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles, California to the Marshal point lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine.
From May 9, 2015, he was running about 50K every day for 100 days across America to promote healthy living while raising $11,599 for the STEPS Foundation. This is a non-profit movement by professional runners Ryan and Sara Hall, to fight global poverty through better health.
“And what better way is there to promote healthy living than by running? That’s why, starting on May 9, 2015, I will be running across America in order to promote and raise money for their cause. This will entail running about 50k every day for 100 days from LA to Maine.
Along the way I will try to talk to people I meet to spread the word of their charity and collect donations to support them. I have a goal of $10,000 by the time I finish on August 16, all of which will go straight to the STEPS Foundation.”
Photo credits: Image by Yongseok Lee