Gary began his 700-mile run two weeks ago, on the top of Cadillac Mountain here in Acadia National Park. It’s hard on the knees running downhill from 1600 feet to sea-level, and harder still with 695 miles to go. But Gary did it—not quite in time to steal the show from the president, but there will be more photos and interviews tomorrow, so stay tuned.
And he’ll meet with both of Maine’s senators tomorrow, after a few beers and a good night’s sleep.
Meantime, read in the Bangor Daily and view a slide show: http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/maine-marathoner-running-to-d-c-for-charity/
Why in the world would Gary do this? 50 miles a day for 15 days? Well, if you’ve known Gary for as long as I have, or run a few miles with him, you’d have your answer. It’s something like climbing Everest: because it is there, and because he could.
And since he was doing it anyway, Gary has been raising a few bucks for worthy causes:
— American Cancer Society
— Wounded Warriors
— Sandy Hook victims
You can pledge right now by going to http://www.maine2dcrun.com/ and choosing at least one of these worthy causes. And get more news of Gary while there.
Next stop the Today Show? or maybe Letterman… But Gary will still have time to come back to Cranberry Island and spend time with the rest of us.