Rob Pope has embarked on an enormous journey, running across the United States and beyond to raise both funds and awareness for causes he really believes in - Peace Direct and the World Wildlife Fund.
He's already crossed the nation entirely FOUR TIMES, running from Mobile, Alabama all the way to Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California. He turned around and ran even further back across some 18 states to the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Maine. When he got there, he turned around and kept on running! He then became the first person ever to run across the United States of America three times in a year since completing his third crossing in September 2017. He ran over 15,600 miles so far, finishing the FIFTH leg of his run in Monument Valley, where he became the first person EVER to complete the run that Forrest Gump did in the film
It's a huge distance - it’s the biggest distance anyone from the UK has ever run in a year - and Rob, the WWF and Peace Direct need your support, so please check out the charities, make a donation, and if you're in the area, cheer him on! Maybe you could even join him for a run?
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WHERE'S ROB TODAY?
1ST STAGE: BEAUFORT, SC - YEMASSEE - VARNVILLE - ALLANDALE - SARDIS, GA - WRENS - SPARTA - MADISON - CONYERS - MARIETTA
2ND STAGE (14TH JAN TO 20TH JAN): MARIETTA, GA - DALLAS - CEDARTOWN - CENTRE, AL - ALBERTVILLE - DECATUR - DANVILLE - MUSCLE SHOALS
3RD STAGE - Whoooaaahhh - SO WAY BEHIND! CAN ONLY UPDATE PAGE WHEN I'M ON A PROPER COMPUTER, NOT MY PHONE. I'VE JUST GONE THROUGH OKLAHOMA CITY - HEADING TOWARDS AMARILLO, TX!
4TH STAGE - JEEEEEZ. THAT WAS A DOOZY. FOOD POISONING, A FAILED MISSION TO RETRIEVE JENNY, A SEVERE RECURRENCE OF MY GROIN INJURY...BUT... GOT TO ADRIAN, TX - TUCUMCARI, NM - SANTA ROSA - MORIARTY - ALBUQUERQUE - GRANTS - GALLUP - CHAMBERS, AZ - HOLBROOK - WINSLOW - TWIN ARROWS...