The Type 1 Diabetes Run Across America
2/1/2020 - 5/8/2020 (estimated)

The Plan: Run Across America—Solo.

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 I started east from Newport Beach, CA, planning to run 2830 miles in less than 100 days and planning to reach the Florida Space Coast in May 2020. I'll be supported by my wife/crew chief driving our support van.

I hope to make the fastest T1D crossing to date—and I also hope to complete the first ever solo run by anyone from Disneyland to Disney World. My route is shown below.

Type 1 Diabetic Transcontinental Crossings

Only two Type 1 diabetic individuals are known to have crossed the US solo on foot. Doug Masiuk ran 3400 miles across the US in roughly 217 days, averaging 16 miles/day, from May 20, 2012 to December 23, 2012.

Five years later, 10-year old Type 1 Noah Barnes and his family walked 4240 miles in roughly 343 days, averaging 12 miles/day, from Key West to Blaine WA between January 1, 2017 and December 9, 2017, setting the record for the youngest person to cross the US on foot.

The Route

Come Walk, Run or Just Say Hi!

I run slow. I only walk. I just want to say hi. Can I still stop by?

Of course! Any distance—one mile, 5 miles, you name it—is welcome.

If you're slow...

Me too. You don't run this many miles at a marathon pace. So I'm almost certainly slower than you. My average running pace is about 15 minutes/mile.

If you walk...

Me too. I run a lot, but I walk too. You'll fit right in.

If you just want to say hi—no walking or running...

That's great too. I would still love to meet you.

Don't take it personally when I keep moving, though.

If I stop and talk, I won't finish the day's miles on time. (Which means not enough time to eat or sleep. Which is bad.)

Can I bring my T1D kid to meet/run?

100% yes, and they're welcome to run/walk as long as they are old enough to do so safely.

What you cannot do is crawl along behind us in your car at 3 mph.

The best thing to do is "leapfrog" ahead - drive partly ahead to a safe pull-off, usually right in front of our van. Then park and wait for them.

When they catch up, you can leapfrog ahead a little more—or pick them up, if they're done.

Can we just drop by unannounced?

YES! Feel free. The live tracker shows where I am at all times during each day's run. It's perfectly fine to just show up. You don't need to check with us in advance at all!

We're out here all day, every day, unless it's a rest day or weather or something unexpected changes our plans. Just check the T1Determined Facebook page or the website for any status updates.

You can also DM the page on Facebook if you have a specific location question.

If I run or walk a few miles, can you give me a ride back to my car?

No. You'll need to arrange your own transportation. The crew van's priority is to stay with Don and make sure he has what he needs. 

What most people do is either:

  1. Have someone drop them off at Point A and then wait for them at Point B where they plan to finish
  2. Park their car at Point B on the route, run back to meet Don at Point A, and then finish running when they reach the car they left at Point B
  3. Take an Uber or cab—but if it's a remote area, check in advance to make sure this is even a possibility. Uber has a bad habit of listing many small towns as "covered" by Uber drivers when it's actually difficult or impossible to find one.
I want to run a full day, or multiple days or weeks, with you.

Feel free to DM me if you're considering this. Know that out here, you're on your own: no police blocking traffic, no aid stations, no medical tent, no portalets, no race officials.

We can't provide sleeping arrangements, food, transportation or first aid or medical help. In remote areas, hospitals are a couple hours away.

Things to consider:

  • I'm running on actual roads, often just a few feet away from loud, fast traffic, for many consecutive hours
  • Sleeping arrangements—sleeping bag, your pup tent, a motel, etc., in weather that may be a lot colder or hotter or humid than you're used to
  • Meals and snacks—how will you feed yourself, especially if no restaurants or convenience stores are handy
  • How will you get here and get home, how will you get to the route every day if you're staying at a motel
  • Bailout plan—if you have to stop part-way for any reason.

If you're Type 1, you'll also need to:

  • Bring all your own medical supplies
  • Bring your own fast carbs and glucagon 
  • Have a specific plan for early detection of overnight lows
Can we meet for dinner or show you around the city?

I love to meet folks while I'm running during the day. Honestly, I thrive on it. It keeps me going.

If you want to meet for dinner at the end of the day, check with Leslie on the day's schedule to see if that's possible.

Once I'm done, I usually eat a fast dinner so I have as much time as possible to get ready for the next day's run and sleep as much as I can.

I only plan on one rest day every 12 days or so. These days are for constant eating and napping, restocking supplies and doing everything I can to recover for the next couple weeks of runs.

Unfortunately, no time on this trip for leisurely visits, long meals or sightseeing.

Can I follow you on my bike?

Seeing a runner and crew van on a highway is already pretty distracting for drivers.

Please think twice about doing this and make sure you're not jeopardizing your safety, mine, my wife's, or other drivers.

I optimized my route for our safety. I personally believe riding bikes on active highways is not safe, even though it's generally legal. This definitely isn't a safe cycling route in many areas and you should vet it for yourself before riding any of it.

Note that I run against traffic, whereas bike laws in my experience generally call for riding with traffic, which means your back is to high-speed highway traffic.

Do you need anything? How can I support you?

What I really value most, as corny as it sounds, is your company.

The van is well-stocked and we're not generally in need of supplies.

I'm self-funded, and you can contribute to me directly if you want to.

My ultimate dream is to provide an free, practical resource for people right after diagnosis - to close that last mile between "You're diabetic" and "How will I ever do anything active again?"

Right now, you can point people to one or all of these Facebook groups: Type 1 Diabetic Athletes, TypeOneRun and its many local chapters, the local chapters of my own Diabetes & Exercise Alliance, and the Diabetic Ultra Endurance Athletes Facebook group. There are many more, around the world, but these will get any T1 off to a good start.

You can also support one of these non-profits that help us thrive, fight discrimination, and look for better treatment and cures.

When will the Type 1 Diabetes Run Across Texas pass through my town?

Towns & Dates—Updated 2/15/2020

DATE
SEGMENT MILES
DAILY MI
SEG START
SEG END
Mon 2/17/20 33.0 33.0 GILBERT AZCOOLIDGE AZ
Tue 2/18/20 28.5 28.5 COOLIDGE AZWYMOLA AZ
Wed 2/19/20 26.8 26.8 WYMOLA AZTUCSON/MARANA
Thu 2/20/20 - REST TUCSON/MARANATUCSON/MARANA
Fri 2/21/20 24.6 40.2 TUCSON AZSUMMIT AZ
Fri 2/21/20 8.2 40.2 SUMMIT AZSAHUARITA AZ
Fri 2/21/20 7.4 40.2 SAHUARITA AZGREEN VALLEY AZ
Sat 2/22/20 10.9 37.2 GREEN VALLEY AZAMADO AZ
Sat 2/22/20 7.8 37.2 AMADO AZTUBAC AZ
Sat 2/22/20 3.7 37.2 TUBAC AZTUMACACORI-CARMEN AZ
Sat 2/22/20 3.9 37.2 TUMACACORI-CARMEN AZRIO RICO AZ
Sat 2/22/20 11.0 37.2 RIO RICO AZNOGALES AZ
Sun 2/23/20 17.2 29.7 NOGALES AZPATAGONIA AZ
Sun 2/23/20 12.5 29.7 PATAGONIA AZSONOITA AZ
Mon 2/24/20 8.3 38.6 SONOITA AZELGIN AZ
Mon 2/24/20 30.3 38.6 ELGIN AZTOMBSTONE AZ
Tue 2/25/20 10.4 41.9 TOMBSTONE AZELFRIDA AZ
Tue 2/25/20 7.9 41.9 ELFRIDA AZMCNEAL AZ
Tue 2/25/20 23.7 41.9 MCNEAL AZPIRTLEVILLE / DOUGLAS AZ
Wed 2/26/20 36.1 36.1 PIRTLEVILLE / DOUGLAS AZAPACHE AZ
Thu 2/27/20 6.0 31.9 APACHE AZSAN SIMON AZ
Thu 2/27/20 11.2 31.9 SAN SIMON AZRODEO NM
Thu 2/27/20 14.7 31.9 RODEO NMANIMAS NM
Fri 2/28/20 16.2 35.3 ANIMAS NMWINDMILL / WHITE PLACE NM
Fri 2/28/20 19.1 35.3 WINDMILL / WHITE PLACE NMHACHITA NM
Sat 2/29/20 44.2 44.2 HACHITA NMCOLUMBUS NM
Sun 3/1/20 - REST COLUMBUS NMCOLUMBUS NM
Mon 3/2/20 14.0 35.0 COLUMBUS NMARENA NM
Mon 3/2/20 21.0 35.0 ARENA NMNM-9 & A-005 NM
Tue 3/3/20 29.6 34.1 NM-9 & A-005 NMSANTA TERESA NM
Tue 3/3/20 4.4 34.1 SANTA TERESA NMEL PASO TX
Wed 3/4/20 26.8 33.7 EL PASO TXHOMESTEAD MEADOWS TX
Wed 3/4/20 4.8 33.7 HOMESTEAD MEADOWS TXBUTTERFIELD TX
Wed 3/4/20 2.0 33.7 BUTTERFIELD TXHUECO TANKS TX
Thu 3/5/20 36.8 36.8 HUECO TANKS TXCORNUDAS TX
Fri 3/6/20 16.2 33.5 CORNUDAS TXDELL CITY TX
Fri 3/6/20 17.3 33.5 DELL CITY TXSALT FLAT TX
Sat 3/7/20 13.3 32.0 SALT FLAT TXPINE SPRINGS TX
Sat 3/7/20 18.7 32.0 PINE SPRINGS TXTX / NM BORDER
Sun 3/8/20 15.9 32.2 TX / NM BORDERWHITE'S CITY NM
Sun 3/8/20 16.3 32.2 WHITE'S CITY NMCARLSBAD NM
Mon 3/9/20 - REST CARLSBAD NMCARLSBAD NM
Tue 3/10/20 36.2 36.2 CARLSBAD NMHALFWAY NM
Wed 3/11/20 30.3 37.6 HALFWAY NMOIL CENTER NM
Wed 3/11/20 7.3 37.6 OIL CENTER NMEUNICE NM
Thu 3/12/20 34.8 34.8 EUNICE NMANDREWS TX
Fri 3/13/20 33.6 33.6 ANDREWS TXTARZAN TX
Sat 3/14/20 5.8 28.3 TARZAN TXLENORAH TX
Sat 3/14/20 22.6 28.3 LENORAH TXBIG SPRING TX
Sun 3/15/20 5.8 40.1 BIG SPRING TXZILER TX
Sun 3/15/20 3.2 40.1 ZILER TXSAND SPRINGS TX
Sun 3/15/20 2.9 40.1 SAND SPRINGS TXCOAHOMA TX
Sun 3/15/20 10.8 40.1 COAHOMA TXIATAN TX
Sun 3/15/20 7.6 40.1 IATAN TXWESTBROOK TX
Sun 3/15/20 9.8 40.1 WESTBROOK TXCOLORADO CITY TX
Mon 3/16/20 9.1 28.4 COLORADO CITY TXLORAINE TX
Mon 3/16/20 4.9 28.4 LORAINE TXBROWNLEE TX
Mon 3/16/20 6.0 28.4 BROWNLEE TXROSCOE TX
Mon 3/16/20 8.4 28.4 ROSCOE TXSWEETWATER TX
Tue 3/17/20 13.5 34.2 SWEETWATER TXHERNDON TX
Tue 3/17/20 5.6 34.2 HERNDON TXTRENT TX
Tue 3/17/20 6.7 34.2 TRENT TXMERKEL TX
Tue 3/17/20 8.4 34.2 MERKEL TXTYE / ABILENE TX
Wed 3/18/20 - REST TYE / ABILENE TXTYE / ABILENE TX
Thu 3/19/20 14.3 30.2 TYE / ABILENE TXELMDALE TX
Thu 3/19/20 9.0 30.2 ELMDALE TXCLYDE TX
Thu 3/19/20 6.9 30.2 CLYDE TXBAIRD TX
Fri 3/20/20 11.9 36.8 BAIRD TXPUTNAM TX
Fri 3/20/20 11.5 36.8 PUTNAM TXCISCO TX
Fri 3/20/20 13.4 36.8 CISCO TXEASTLAND TX
Sat 3/21/20 1.9 29.6 EASTLAND TXOLDEN TX
Sat 3/21/20 4.4 29.6 OLDEN TXRANGER TX
Sat 3/21/20 5.7 29.6 RANGER TXBULLOCK TX
Sat 3/21/20 5.5 29.6 BULLOCK TXLA CASA TX
Sat 3/21/20 12.1 29.6 LA CASA TXSTRAWN TX
Sun 3/22/20 18.5 34.6 STRAWN TXPALO PINTO TX
Sun 3/22/20 16.1 34.6 PALO PINTO TXMINERAL WELLS TX
Mon 3/23/20 4.1 36.5 MINERAL WELLS TXCOOL TX
Mon 3/23/20 11.2 36.5 COOL TXWEATHERFORD TX
Mon 3/23/20 13.3 36.5 WEATHERFORD TXAZLE TX
Mon 3/23/20 7.9 36.5 AZLE TXLAKESIDE TX
Tue 3/24/20 4.6 34.0 LAKESIDE TXLAKE WORTH TX
Tue 3/24/20 2.2 34.0 LAKE WORTH TXFORT WORTH TX
Tue 3/24/20 4.2 34.0 FORT WORTH TXSAGINAW TX
Tue 3/24/20 2.5 34.0 SAGINAW TXBLUE MOUND TX
Tue 3/24/20 3.0 34.0 BLUE MOUND TXWATAUGA TX
Tue 3/24/20 4.0 34.0 WATAUGA TXNORTH RICHLAND HILLS TX
Tue 3/24/20 7.0 34.0 NORTH RICHLAND HILLS TXCOLLEYVILLE TX
Tue 3/24/20 6.5 34.0 COLLEYVILLE TXGRAPEVINE TX
Wed 3/25/20 3.9 31.2 GRAPEVINE TXCOPPELL TX
Wed 3/25/20 4.5 31.2 COPPELL TXCARROLLTON TX
Wed 3/25/20 3.8 31.2 CARROLLTON TXDALLAS TX
Wed 3/25/20 7.4 31.2 DALLAS TXRICHARDSON TX
Wed 3/25/20 9.3 31.2 RICHARDSON TXMURPHY TX
Wed 3/25/20 2.4 31.2 MURPHY TXWYLIE TX
Thu 3/26/20 8.9 33.1 WYLIE TXLAVON TX
Thu 3/26/20 3.3 33.1 LAVON TXNEVADA TX
Thu 3/26/20 6.6 33.1 NEVADA TXJOSEPHINE TX
Thu 3/26/20 5.3 33.1 JOSEPHINE TXCADDO MILLS TX
Thu 3/26/20 9.0 33.1 CADDO MILLS TXGREENVILLE TX
Fri 3/27/20 - REST GREENVILLE TXGREENVILLE TX
Sat 3/28/20 6.5 33.7 GREENVILLE TXARDIS HEIGHTS TX
Sat 3/28/20 3.9 33.7 ARDIS HEIGHTS TXCAMPBELL TX
Sat 3/28/20 9.1 33.7 CAMPBELL TXCUMBY TX
Sat 3/28/20 6.2 33.7 CUMBY TXBRASHEAR TX
Sat 3/28/20 8.1 33.7 BRASHEAR TXSULPHUR SPRINGS TX
Sun 3/29/20 11.4 38.5 SULPHUR SPRINGS TXWEAVER TX
Sun 3/29/20 5.1 38.5 WEAVER TXSALTILLO TX
Sun 3/29/20 5.7 38.5 SALTILLO TXMOUNT VERNON TX
Sun 3/29/20 7.4 38.5 MOUNT VERNON TXWINFIELD TX
Sun 3/29/20 8.8 38.5 WINFIELD TXMOUNT PLEASANT TX
Mon 3/30/20 3.9 32.1 MOUNT PLEASANT TXOLD UNION TX
Mon 3/30/20 10.6 32.1 OLD UNION TXOMAHA TX
Mon 3/30/20 13.5 32.1 OMAHA TXDEKALB TX
Mon 3/30/20 4.2 32.1 DEKALB TXDALBY SPRINGS TX
Tue 3/31/20 0.1 36.1 DALBY SPRINGS TXWARD CREEK TX
Tue 3/31/20 4.5 36.1 WARD CREEK TXSIMMS TX
Tue 3/31/20 21.1 36.1 SIMMS TXCORLEY TX
Tue 3/31/20 7.4 36.1 CORLEY TXWAKE VILLAGE TX
Tue 3/31/20 3.0 36.1 WAKE VILLAGE TXTEXARKANA TX
Wed 4/1/20 20.0 32.0 TEXARKANA TXBECK AR
Wed 4/1/20 2.3 32.0 BECK ARMAYTON AR
Wed 4/1/20 2.0 32.0 MAYTON ARGARLAND AR
Wed 4/1/20 7.6 32.0 GARLAND ARLEWISVILLE AR
Thu 4/2/20 5.4 24.3 LEWISVILLE ARSTAMPS AR
Thu 4/2/20 1.7 24.3 STAMPS ARAPALCO AR
Thu 4/2/20 1.5 24.3 APALCO ARBUCKNER AR
Thu 4/2/20 4.0 24.3 BUCKNER ARJEFFERSON AR
Thu 4/2/20 1.2 24.3 JEFFERSON ARLUMBER AR
Thu 4/2/20 2.9 24.3 LUMBER ARWALDO AR
Thu 4/2/20 7.5 24.3 WALDO ARMAGNOLIA AR
Fri 4/3/20 4.2 36.7 MAGNOLIA ARCALHOUN JUNCTION AR
Fri 4/3/20 5.7 36.7 CALHOUN JUNCTION ARVILLAGE AR
Fri 4/3/20 6.0 36.7 VILLAGE ARMARYSVILLE AR
Fri 4/3/20 5.3 36.7 MARYSVILLE ARCAIRO AR
Fri 4/3/20 15.5 36.7 CAIRO AREL DORADO AR
Sat 4/4/20 7.8 38.4 EL DORADO ARHILLSBORO AR
Sat 4/4/20 8.6 38.4 HILLSBORO ARSTRONG AR
Sat 4/4/20 22.0 38.4 STRONG ARWEST CROSSETT AR
Sun 4/5/20 - REST WEST CROSSETT ARWEST CROSSETT AR
Mon 4/6/20 2.0 36.3 WEST CROSSETT ARCROSSETT AR
Mon 4/6/20 6.8 36.3 CROSSETT ARBOVINE AR
Mon 4/6/20 8.2 36.3 BOVINE ARHAMBURG AR
Mon 4/6/20 6.9 36.3 HAMBURG ARMIST AR
Mon 4/6/20 4.4 36.3 MIST ARSNYDER AR
Mon 4/6/20 2.4 36.3 SNYDER ARTHEBES AR
Mon 4/6/20 2.4 36.3 THEBES ARDONBY AR
Mon 4/6/20 2.2 36.3 DONBY ARLLOYD AR
Mon 4/6/20 1.2 36.3 LLOYD ARMONTROSE AR
Tue 4/7/20 6.0 32.9 MONTROSE ARCOSGROVE AR
Tue 4/7/20 3.3 32.9 COSGROVE ARASHTON AR
Tue 4/7/20 2.7 32.9 ASHTON ARLAKE VILLAGE AR
Tue 4/7/20 2.6 32.9 LAKE VILLAGE ARCHANTICLEER AR
Tue 4/7/20 2.0 32.9 CHANTICLEER ARFAIRVIEW AR
Tue 4/7/20 3.9 32.9 FAIRVIEW ARRED LEAF AR
Tue 4/7/20 1.0 32.9 RED LEAF ARSHIVES AR
Tue 4/7/20 3.5 32.9 SHIVES ARREFUGE MS
Tue 4/7/20 7.9 32.9 REFUGE MSGREENVILLE MS
Wed 4/8/20 8.1 22.5 GREENVILLE MSLELAND MS
Wed 4/8/20 4.2 22.5 LELAND MSINGRAMS / REXBURG MS
Wed 4/8/20 0.6 22.5 INGRAMS / REXBURG MSDUNLEITH MS
Wed 4/8/20 1.8 22.5 DUNLEITH MSHUNTLEY MS
Wed 4/8/20 2.5 22.5 HUNTLEY MSHOLLY RIDGE MS
Wed 4/8/20 2.2 22.5 HOLLY RIDGE MSHEATHMAN MS
Wed 4/8/20 3.2 22.5 HEATHMAN MSINDIANOLA MS
Thu 4/9/20 9.3 30.3 INDIANOLA MSMOORHEAD MS
Thu 4/9/20 10.7 30.3 MOORHEAD MSITTA BENA MS
Thu 4/9/20 10.3 30.3 ITTA BENA MSGREENWOOD MS
Fri 4/10/20 - REST GREENWOOD MSGREENWOOD MS
Sat 4/11/20 3.8 25.4 GREENWOOD MSBROWNING MS
Sat 4/11/20 3.8 25.4 BROWNING MSVALLEY HILL MS
Sat 4/11/20 8.3 25.4 VALLEY HILL MSCARROLLTON MS
Sat 4/11/20 9.5 25.4 CARROLLTON MSWINONA MS
Sun 4/12/20 7.8 32.4 WINONA MSHENDRIX MS
Sun 4/12/20 4.4 32.4 HENDRIX MSKILMICHAEL MS
Sun 4/12/20 8.5 32.4 KILMICHAEL MSSTEWART MS
Sun 4/12/20 3.7 32.4 STEWART MSPELLEZ MS
Sun 4/12/20 1.1 32.4 PELLEZ MSTOMNOLEN MS
Sun 4/12/20 3.4 32.4 TOMNOLEN MSGRADY MS
Sun 4/12/20 3.4 32.4 GRADY MSEUPORA MS
Mon 4/13/20 5.1 28.4 EUPORA MSSAPA MS
Mon 4/13/20 2.8 28.4 SAPA MSMATHISTON MS
Mon 4/13/20 7.2 28.4 MATHISTON MSCENTER GROVE MS
Mon 4/13/20 5.0 28.4 CENTER GROVE MSADATON MS
Mon 4/13/20 8.3 28.4 ADATON MSSTARKVILLE MS
Tue 4/14/20 0.9 23.3 STARKVILLE MSPATRICK MS
Tue 4/14/20 1.7 23.3 PATRICK MSCLAYTON VILLAGE MS
Tue 4/14/20 6.8 23.3 CLAYTON VILLAGE MSMAYHEW MS
Tue 4/14/20 13.8 23.3 MAYHEW MSCOLUMBUS MS
Wed 4/15/20 8.4 27.4 COLUMBUS MSEASTWOOD HILLS MS
Wed 4/15/20 1.4 27.4 EASTWOOD HILLS MSFOREST MS
Wed 4/15/20 4.5 27.4 FOREST MSETHELSVILLE AL
Wed 4/15/20 9.0 27.4 ETHELSVILLE ALCOAL FIRE AL
Wed 4/15/20 4.0 27.4 COAL FIRE ALREFORM AL
Thu 4/16/20 1.3 30.2 REFORM ALLATHROP AL
Thu 4/16/20 6.0 30.2 LATHROP ALGORDO AL
Thu 4/16/20 7.4 30.2 GORDO ALELROD AL
Thu 4/16/20 0.7 30.2 ELROD ALECHOLA AL
Thu 4/16/20 2.2 30.2 ECHOLA ALBUHL AL
Thu 4/16/20 2.6 30.2 BUHL ALWESTERN HILLS AL
Thu 4/16/20 1.7 30.2 WESTERN HILLS ALCOKER AL
Thu 4/16/20 3.0 30.2 COKER ALCLOVERDALE AL
Thu 4/16/20 5.2 30.2 CLOVERDALE ALTUSCALOOSA AL
Fri 4/17/20 - REST TUSCALOOSA ALTUSCALOOSA AL
Sat 4/18/20 5.8 33.2 TUSCALOOSA ALSTOKES AL
Sat 4/18/20 2.3 33.2 STOKES ALSHERWOOD FOREST AL
Sat 4/18/20 4.9 33.2 SHERWOOD FOREST ALDUNCANVILLE AL
Sat 4/18/20 8.1 33.2 DUNCANVILLE ALPEARSON AL
Sat 4/18/20 2.4 33.2 PEARSON ALHARMON AL
Sat 4/18/20 4.1 33.2 HARMON ALEOLINE AL
Sat 4/18/20 5.6 33.2 EOLINE ALCENTREVILLE AL
Sun 4/19/20 8.1 34.7 CENTREVILLE ALTRIO AL
Sun 4/19/20 4.5 34.7 TRIO ALACTIVE AL
Sun 4/19/20 1.6 34.7 ACTIVE ALLAWLEY AL
Sun 4/19/20 7.3 34.7 LAWLEY ALMAPLESVILLE AL
Sun 4/19/20 3.4 34.7 MAPLESVILLE ALADAMS AL
Sun 4/19/20 4.2 34.7 ADAMS ALPLETCHER AL
Sun 4/19/20 5.7 34.7 PLETCHER ALBILLINGSLEY AL
Mon 4/20/20 7.9 41.0 BILLINGSLEY ALJOFFRE AL
Mon 4/20/20 5.1 41.0 JOFFRE ALBOOTH AL
Mon 4/20/20 2.3 41.0 BOOTH ALPRATTVILLE AL
Mon 4/20/20 25.6 41.0 PRATTVILLE ALMONTGOMERY AL
Tue 4/21/20 3.7 40.8 MONTGOMERY ALPIKE ROAD AL
Tue 4/21/20 7.7 40.8 PIKE ROAD ALMATHEWS AL
Tue 4/21/20 10.1 40.8 MATHEWS ALPINE LEVEL AL
Tue 4/21/20 1.1 40.8 PINE LEVEL ALRAMER AL
Tue 4/21/20 18.2 40.8 RAMER ALTROY AL
Wed 4/22/20 10.7 31.7 TROY ALBRUNDIDGE AL
Wed 4/22/20 5.7 31.7 BRUNDIDGE ALHAMILTON CROSSROADS AL
Wed 4/22/20 2.7 31.7 HAMILTON CROSSROADS ALTENNILLE AL
Wed 4/22/20 1.1 31.7 TENNILLE ALARITON AL
Wed 4/22/20 2.4 31.7 ARITON ALROCKY HEAD AL
Wed 4/22/20 4.8 31.7 ROCKY HEAD ALDILLARD AL
Wed 4/22/20 1.5 31.7 DILLARD ALMARLEY MILL AL
Wed 4/22/20 2.8 31.7 MARLEY MILL ALOZARK AL
Thu 4/23/20 8.4 24.8 OZARK ALPLAINVIEW AL
Thu 4/23/20 3.4 24.8 PLAINVIEW ALNEWTON AL
Thu 4/23/20 2.7 24.8 NEWTON ALPINCKARD AL
Thu 4/23/20 5.7 24.8 PINCKARD ALMIDLAND CITY AL
Thu 4/23/20 4.5 24.8 MIDLAND CITY ALDOTHAN AL
Fri 4/24/20 9.4 29.1 DOTHAN ALCOWARTS AL
Fri 4/24/20 0.8 29.1 COWARTS ALAVON AL
Fri 4/24/20 3.0 29.1 AVON ALASHFORD AL
Fri 4/24/20 3.2 29.1 ASHFORD ALPANSEY AL
Fri 4/24/20 2.7 29.1 PANSEY ALARDILLA AL
Fri 4/24/20 3.2 29.1 ARDILLA ALGORDON AL
Fri 4/24/20 1.5 29.1 GORDON ALALAGA AL
Fri 4/24/20 1.2 29.1 ALAGA ALSAFFOLD GA
Fri 4/24/20 4.1 29.1 SAFFOLD GAJAKIN GA
Sat 4/25/20 7.1 30.8 JAKIN GADONALSONVILLE GA
Sat 4/25/20 4.1 30.8 DONALSONVILLE GASHARPHAGEN GA
Sat 4/25/20 1.1 30.8 SHARPHAGEN GAIRON CITY GA
Sat 4/25/20 4.9 30.8 IRON CITY GABRINSON GA
Sat 4/25/20 3.9 30.8 BRINSON GACYRENE GA
Sat 4/25/20 2.6 30.8 CYRENE GAHANOVER GA
Sat 4/25/20 2.3 30.8 HANOVER GAWEST BAINBRIDGE GA
Sat 4/25/20 4.9 30.8 WEST BAINBRIDGE GABAINBRIDGE GA
Sun 4/26/20 10.5 35.7 BAINBRIDGE GAATTAPULGUS GA
Sun 4/26/20 3.9 35.7 ATTAPULGUS GAAMSTERDAM GA
Sun 4/26/20 3.8 35.7 AMSTERDAM GADARSEY FL
Sun 4/26/20 3.6 35.7 DARSEY FLHINSON FL
Sun 4/26/20 1.2 35.7 HINSON FLHAVANA FL
Sun 4/26/20 12.7 35.7 HAVANA FLTALLAHASSEE FL
Mon 4/27/20 - REST TALLAHASSEE FLTALLAHASSEE FL
Tue 4/28/20 24.6 24.6 TALLAHASSEE FLWAUKEENAH FL
Wed 4/29/20 2.5 33.4 WAUKEENAH FLCAPPS FL
Wed 4/29/20 0.4 33.4 CAPPS FLMONTICELLO FL
Wed 4/29/20 6.0 33.4 MONTICELLO FLLAMONT FL
Wed 4/29/20 6.7 33.4 LAMONT FLERIDU FL
Wed 4/29/20 1.9 33.4 ERIDU FLIDDO FL
Wed 4/29/20 7.0 33.4 IDDO FLSECOTAN FL
Wed 4/29/20 8.9 33.4 SECOTAN FLPERRY FL
Thu 4/30/20 1.9 26.7 PERRY FLBUCELL JUNCTION
Thu 4/30/20 4.0 26.7 BUCELL JUNCTIONPINLAND FL
Thu 4/30/20 3.1 26.7 PINLAND FLATHENA FL
Thu 4/30/20 6.2 26.7 ATHENA FLCARBUR FL
Thu 4/30/20 2.1 26.7 CARBUR FLSALEM FL
Thu 4/30/20 9.3 26.7 SALEM FLTENNILLE FL
Fri 5/1/20 5.3 38.2 TENNILLE FLJONESBORO FL
Fri 5/1/20 10.4 38.2 JONESBORO FLSHAMROCK FL
Fri 5/1/20 0.3 38.2 SHAMROCK FLCROSS CITY FL
Fri 5/1/20 3.5 38.2 CROSS CITY FLEUGENE FL
Fri 5/1/20 6.6 38.2 EUGENE FLOLD TOWN FL
Fri 5/1/20 3.3 38.2 OLD TOWN FLFANNING SPRINGS FL
Fri 5/1/20 2.7 38.2 FANNING SPRINGS FLTRENTON FL
Fri 5/1/20 1.4 38.2 TRENTON FLANDREWS FL
Fri 5/1/20 4.7 38.2 ANDREWS FLCHIEFLAND FL
Sat 5/2/20 6.3 41.3 CHIEFLAND FLUSHER FL
Sat 5/2/20 6.3 41.3 USHER FLOTTER CREEK FL
Sat 5/2/20 4.0 41.3 OTTER CREEK FLMORRISTON FL
Sat 5/2/20 1.8 41.3 MORRISTON FLGULF HAMMOCK FL
Sat 5/2/20 1.9 41.3 GULF HAMMOCK FLINGLIS FL
Sat 5/2/20 11.1 41.3 INGLIS FLTIDEWATER FL
Sat 5/2/20 9.8 41.3 TIDEWATER FLDUNNELLON FL
Sun 5/3/20 1.6 37.2 DUNNELLON FLCITRUS SPRINGS FL
Sun 5/3/20 5.2 37.2 CITRUS SPRINGS FLHOLDER FL
Sun 5/3/20 2.3 37.2 HOLDER FLSEACOLL FL
Sun 5/3/20 0.7 37.2 SEACOLL FLFELICIA FL
Sun 5/3/20 2.2 37.2 FELICIA FLCALPHOS FL
Sun 5/3/20 0.3 37.2 CALPHOS FLHERNANDO FL
Sun 5/3/20 4.6 37.2 HERNANDO FLINVERNESS FL
Sun 5/3/20 6.1 37.2 INVERNESS FLFLORAL CITY FL
Sun 5/3/20 6.3 37.2 FLORAL CITY FLBAY HILL FL
Sun 5/3/20 3.8 37.2 BAY HILL FLWAHOO FL
Sun 5/3/20 4.1 37.2 WAHOO FLBUSHNELL FL
Mon 5/4/20 3.4 29.0 BUSHNELL FLCARVER FL
Mon 5/4/20 3.0 29.0 CARVER FLBEEVILLE CORNER FL
Mon 5/4/20 3.3 29.0 BEEVILLE CORNER FLCENTER HILL FL
Mon 5/4/20 3.3 29.0 CENTER HILL FLTUSCANOGA FL
Mon 5/4/20 6.7 29.0 TUSCANOGA FLMASCOTTE FL
Mon 5/4/20 1.7 29.0 MASCOTTE FLGROVELAND FL
Mon 5/4/20 7.6 29.0 GROVELAND FLCLERMONT FL
Tue 5/5/20 10.4 19.4 CLERMONT FLWINTER GARDEN FL
Tue 5/5/20 3.0 19.4 WINTER GARDEN FLINDEPENDENCE FL
Tue 5/5/20 4.8 19.4 INDEPENDENCE FLLAKE BUENA VISTA FL
Tue 5/5/20 1.2 19.4 LAKE BUENA VISTA FLWALT DISNEY WORLD FL
Wed 5/6/20 - REST WALT DISNEY WORLD FLWALT DISNEY WORLD FL
Thu 5/7/20 6.3 35.5 WALT DISNEY WORLD FLORLANDO FL
Thu 5/7/20 3.9 35.5 ORLANDO FLKISSIMMEE FL
Thu 5/7/20 25.4 35.5 KISSIMMEE FLST CLOUD FL
Fri 5/8/20 17.5 38.3 ST CLOUD FLDEER PARK FL
Fri 5/8/20 12.2 38.3 DEER PARK FLWEST MELBOURNE FL
Fri 5/8/20 4.3 38.3 WEST MELBOURNE FLMELBOURNE FL
Fri 5/8/20 4.3 38.3 MELBOURNE FLINDIALANTIC FL

More Info About The Route & Transcontinental Runs

History of Transcontinental Crossings

Only a few hundred people have ever crossed across the United States ocean-to-ocean at any speed since 1918, the first year paved roads connected the American coasts.

In fact, many trans-con runners and walkers still use the remnants of the 100-year-old Bankhead Highway/Dixie Overland Highway for transcontinental runs, as it was the first all-season transcontinental highway.

Route Landmarks

Roadside America is like nothing else! Our less-traveled route includes:

  • Rice, CA's famous "shoe fence" and faraway-to-everywhere sign
  • Vidal Junction, CA's "last chance gas" -- the most expensive gallon of gas you'll probably buy in the US
  • Phoenix and Scottsdale's famous spas
  • The desolation of Arizona's Mojave and Sonoran deserts
  • El Paso's alligator sculptures
  • Long-abandoned motels, cafes, and bus stations in west Texas recalling turn-of-the-century salt mining operations
  • Guadalupe Pass, the tallest point in Texas
  • Potassium mines and uranium enrichment facilities of south and eastern New Mexico
  • Loraine, TX's surreal abandoned downtown, where mature trees have grown straight up through old storefronts
  • Sulphur Springs, TX's glass restrooms and Monty Python Silly Walks crosswalk
  • The small-town charm and natural beauty of southern Arkansas
  • The beautiful Mississippi River crossing in Greenville, MS
  • Leland, MS, "birthplace" of Kermit the Frog
  • BB King's hometown of Itta Bena, MS and location of the famous blues "crossroads"
  • Rural Alabama's roadside scrap metal, pecan, and fruit stands
  • Florida's fish camps
  • Dunnellon, FL's statue of the Blues Brothers
  • The only pedestrian-safe roads into the Magic Kingdom (hint: it's near cast parking)
  • And a final run to the finish over Melbourne, FL's beautifully scenic pedestrian bridge to the Atlantic Ocean's beaches

It promises to be one heck of a trip.