Running approximately 40 miles daily for more than two and a half months, Connecticut-based ultrarunner Shan Riggs became the first person to run the entire 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway - a developing multi-use pathway stretching from Florida to Maine - when he reached the northern terminus of the route on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Riggs departed Key West, Florida, on April 16, 2022. and reached Calais, Maine, 78 days later, taking just two rest days en route to the Canadian border. Joining Shan’s bike-supported run was his partner, cyclist Joshuaine (Josh) Grant, who transported their supplies on a bike trailer. Along the way, Shan and Josh inspired hundreds of donations and introduced the East Coast Greenway to hundreds of millions of people via unprecedented media coverage, including a July 6 feature by USA TODAY. Follow the journey on Instagram and Facebook.
Shan and Josh are still aiming to reach their goal of raising $30,000 to support the Alliance's work. Give below and support Shan's effort to grow the East Coast Greenway! With a goal of $30,000, a donation of $10 will sponsor one of Shan's 3,000 miles.
Money raised: $17,079 (as of July 11)
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