A huge congratulations to Greg Nance! Yesterday, Greg completed his run across the U.S. starting in Long Island, NY and finishing in Seattle, WA. This 3,160-mile journey took him 84 days. Greg’s transcontinental run is unique in that he chose a very northern route and chose to run east to west. Most transcon runners start on the west coast and run to the east coast to avoid headwinds. He joins the very small guild of transcon runners, being roughly the 345th person to complete it.
Greg used his transcontinental run as an opportunity to raise money for his Run Far Foundation, a non-profit centered on youth-led volunteer projects that improve schools and communities. As a teenager, Greg started abusing alcohol and drugs to address depression. He credits running and volunteering with helping him find balance and ultimately give up his addictions. He created the Run Far Foundation to offer meaningful ways for kids all over the country to find purpose by giving back to their own communities. Over the course of his 3,160-mile run, Greg raised $104K for the Run Far Foundation.
Prior to taking on his transcon, Greg completed The World Marathon Challenge, running a marathon on each continent in seven days. He also holds 35 different Fastest Known Times (FKTs), some of which are fairly unusual. For example, he holds the record for running between these major airports: JFK to LaGuardia, LAX to Hollywood Burbank, Chicago O’Hare to Midway, and from Dulles to Midway. Greg has also spent time setting records on tropical islands, holding the FKT for The Aruba Traverse, the Run Across New Providence Island (Bahamas), and Circumnavigating Grenada.