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Run across America – Steve Knowlton

Steve will be Running Across America for the Third Time in Spring 2020!
(date to be set)
If he completes the journey he’ll be one of only three runners who have run across America three or more times.
He’ll be running 3000 miles from Portland, Oregon to New York City and hopes to cover close to 50 miles a day.

“My Mother was horribly killed in August of 2016. She really believed in lifting children up out of their lot in life. She was a librarian for over 20 years and promoted reading to increase their knowledge base. Many of the children came to her school Hungry. She used to make meals and hang out with the kids who were felons at the boys youth correctional camp outside Punta Gorda.

I’d like to continue her legacy to raise money for unfortunate children that need a lift up in our society,” Steve says.
“Please help me raise money for America’s less fortunate kids and help me cover my expenses to get across.”

Steve will be running across America to raise money for The Children Are Our Future and Save the Children US, in dedication to his mom who devoted her life to helping them.

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Mar 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020


Portland -> New York
Portland, OR, USA
Steve's 3rd Run across America


  • Steve Knowlton
    speaker, author

    Steve Knowlton (a long-distance runner in more than 50+ marathons and TWICE has run across America) was a resident of Prior Lake, Minnesota, when he began his amazing 2014 run across America.

    As an eighth-grader, Steve was inspired by Peter Jenkins’ book Walk Across America. His mother nurtured his spiritual strength, and, at 13, his father encouraged him to run the Grandma’s Marathon race with him in Duluth, Minnesota. Steve was the youngest runner to finish that race.

    Steve is a businessman, realtor, and long-distance runner, and calls himself ordinary, but he finished 54 marathons, completed over 10 ultra runs, once 104.5 miles in 24 hours and TWICE run across America! In 2010, Steve ran solo from Seattle, Washington to Key Largo, Florida, a run of 3,717 miles in 100 days, in support of research to help find a cure for Crohn’s Disease. (Steve has endured Crohn’s most of his life.)

    You can help him support Save the Children, Steve’s Charity of choice for his Run for America 2020.

    Steve’s completion of his THIRD-TIME run across America would place him on an elite, short list of only three runners who have run across America three or more times.



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