Michigan Graduate Plans Forrest Gump Run
According to Mlive.com, a University of Michigan graduate is planning a coast-to-coast run like the run featured in the movie Forrest Gump. Barclay Oudersluys plans to start the 3,200-mile run he's calling "Project Gump" on Saturday from California's Santa Monica Pier en route to Marshall Point Lighthouse in Maine. He came up with the name "Project Gump" because the route he's running is similar to the run that Tom Hanks' character ran in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump. He's giving himself 100 days to do the run, which means he'll have to foot close to 32 miles every single day.
His route will take him through California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. He is hoping to raise $10,000 for the nonprofit Hall STEPS Foundation, which aims to fight global poverty. To learn more about "Project Gump" and to find out how you can make a donation, click here.