2015-16 FL to AK

In October/November 2015 I will leave from Key West FL on a XC run to Alaska (mostly barefoot, only sandals when needed) to bring awareness and raise funding to build an orphanage in South Sudan.  There are thousands of children that have been orphaned, so sad.

Jared, a good friend I met while hiking the AT is joining for at least some of this journey. It will be good to have his company.  He understands the purpose of the journey and is just as passionate about the cause. We will be doing this unsupported, no trailer van.  I will be using the jogging stroller from last year to hold clothes, tent, sleeping bag and food.  I have an attachment that will fit around my waist so I can “pull” it the stroller, not only “push” it.

I have been working since the finishing the App Trail to purchase  gear, supplies and save $ for food.  I pretty much have everything I need and just working on the last few details, like getting a passport for when I hit Canada / BC.

This will be just under 7,000 miles.  Hoping to do this in 280 days or less.

Capture 3

I will post soon where to send your donation for the orphanage. I have been talking with a couple of organizations.

Thank you for your support and for following.

11 thoughts on “2015-16 FL to AK”

  1. Hey Kevin!

    Saw this on reddit and having been following along! This is such an awesome and inspirational thing that you are doing. I currently work for Alaska Airlines and have passes for flights. If you don’t have plans for a flight from Alaska, I can definitely help you get back home! Feel free to email me and we can talk about how I can help.

  2. We are cousins of the people you met in Naples Florida. Jim Gomory the policeman.
    We live in Southern California and welcome you to our home.
    Let us know what we can do for you journey.

  3. Trying to look at your route, if you are coming through Orlando/the Central Florida area, would love to tag along and run some miles with you! That is of course, you would like some company. Very inspirational what you are doing.

      1. Yes, if you are going through the Tampa/St. Pete area would love to meet up with you and be a part of a day’s run, and hear about it all. Seems as if you have about a week (little more or less) until you hit there, we can keep in touch!

  4. Kev,
    You can change our email address so we can hear from you.
    We suppose you are at Key West now, Oct.14.
    Be care – this is a much larger journey and more dangerous than your other travels. We hope you will buy a pair of tennis shoes so your feet don’t get damaged by frost bite, etc.
    MiMi and Pappy

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