List of people who have walked across the United States

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of people who have walked across the United States from the east coast to the west coast or vice versa. Walking or running across the United States has long been pursued as a way to bring publicity to social causes.

Richard Llew Evans[edit]

Richard Llew Evans departed Tybee Island, Georgia, at 8:30 AM, November 24, 2017, and arrived at Imperial beach, San Diego, on January 31, 2018, at 12:45 PM.[1] Evans appears to have set the record for walking coast to coast (67 days). Evans has Parkinson's disease and walked an average of 1.5 marathons per day, every day without a break. Evans was real-time trackable throughout his walk via Google location sharing and had different people walking with him in each state. Evans raised over $120,000 for the Michael J. Fox foundation and is writing a book about the connections he made along the way.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Rory Hill[edit]

Bradford Lyttle, an organizer with the Committee for Non-Violent Action, and several others walked from San Francisco to New York City, and then through parts of Europe to Moscow, Russia, from December 1960 until late 1961. The action was called the San Francisco to Moscow March for Peace. Several participants, including Lyttle, walked the entire distance. [10][11][12]

Dale James Outhouse, Adele Kushner, Kevin James Shay[edit]

These participants of A Walk of the People – A Pilgrimage for Life walked across the United States in 1984 as part of the action that called for global nuclear disarmament and better relations between the U.S. and former Soviet Union. The march started at Point Conception, Calif., and went through Texas and the Deep South to New York City. Several others, including Andy Rector, walked significant portions across the U.S. and continued in Europe to Moscow, Russia, in 1985. [13][14]

Ed Fallon, Miriam Kashia, Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins, Jeffrey Czerwiec, Steve Martin[edit]

These were the five participants in the Great March for Climate Action who completed every step of the 3,100-mile walk from Los Angeles, California, to Washington, D.C. between March 1 and November 1, 2014. Halfway through the March, Steve Martin left the main body of marchers to walk solo to New York, arriving there on September 21 as an emissary from the Great March for Climate Action to the People's Climate March.[15]

Mark Baumer[edit]

Mark Baumer walked across the USA in 81 days. He was killed in 2017 while attempting a second walk barefoot.[16]

Michael Ross & George Crawford[edit]

Michael Ross, 18, from Manchester, CT, walked from Danbury, CT to Huntington Beach, CA. This walk took 297 days and was in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Livestrong Foundation. Over $13,000 was raised. Michael was accompanied by his childhood friend, George Crawford. Most days both Michael and George were welcomed into the homes of kind people who would make dinner and give them a place to sleep. They could not believe the amount of hospitality they received. The walk started April 2013 and ended February 2014. [17][18]

Philip Cihiwsky[edit]

Phil Cihiwsky, 59, from Loveland, Colorado, walked from San Diego, California, to York Harbor, Maine, starting his walk on March 4 and completing it on October 4, 2013. He walked 3300 miles, crossing 15 states in 7 months while raising awareness about food insecurity issues among older adults for Meals On Wheels and encouraging the people he met along the way to support home-delivered meal programs in their own communities.[19][20]

Elliott Lannen and Graeme Lithgow[edit]

Elliott Lannen and Graeme Jeffrey Lithgow walked from San Francisco, California, to St. Augustine, Florida, from 2013 to 2014. The party began with three members, but Julio Lopez abandoned the project after traversing the California coast.[21]

Helga and Clara Estby[edit]

Helga Estby, a 36-year-old from Spokane, Washington, and her 18-year-old daughter Clara walked from Spokane to New York City in 1896, setting off on May 5, 1896, passing through 14 states along the way, and arriving at the latter on Christmas Eve. She did so in response to a $10,000 challenge from a sponsor given to any woman who would walk across the United States. She brought with her a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and a curling iron. She wanted the money in order to save her family's 160-acre (65 ha) farm. She did not receive it.[22][23][24]

Louis Michael Figueroa[edit]

In 1982, Louis Michael Figueroa, age 16, became the fastest and youngest person (according to some sources)[25] to run across the United States, covering the route from New Brunswick, NJ to San Francisco in 60 days to fulfill a promise to a friend who was dying of bone cancer.[26]

In 1996–1997 he walked from Bangor, ME to San Diego, CA for local AIDS networks in memory of his brother Jimmy, who died of the disease. The walk was plagued by delays due to Figueroa's battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.[26]

In 2005, he began a walk around the United States for victims of child abuse. Figueroa walked for six months and covered 6,437 miles (10,359 km) of the 12,070 miles (19,420 km).[27]

On June 4, 2010, Figueroa left from where he previously stopped, 6.43 miles (10.35 km) west of Somerset, PA and arrived in Tucson on January 15, 2011.[25][26][28][needs update]

Aaron Huey[edit]

Aaron Huey, age 26, left Encinitas, California, on January 22, 2002 and arrived in New York City 3,349 miles and 154 days later on June 25. His only travel companion was his dog Cosmo. He did not carry a cell phone and had no support team.[29] Huey covered the why and how in his 2010 Annenberg Foundation lecture,[30] and Huey also wrote journals of his travels along the way.[31]

Pete Kostelnick[edit]

In October 2016, Pete Kostelnick, age 29, set the world record for fastest run across America; he ran the 3,067 miles from San Francisco’s City Hall to New York’s City Hall in 42 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes.[32]

Barbara Moore[edit]

Barbara Moore (1903–1977),[33] a Russian-born health enthusiast, walked 3,387 miles from San Francisco to New York City in 85 days in 1960, departing on April 13 and arriving on July 6.[34][35]

Richard H. Noble[edit]

From March 12, 2011 through June 9, 2012, Richard Noble, a gay rights activist, walked with a rainbow flag from San Francisco to Jacksonville Beach, Florida.[36][37][38]

James Harry Pierce[edit]

James Harry Pierce, a 46-year-old writer, costumer, and street performer,[39] began his walk across the United States on May 30, 2011 just south of Seattle, Washington, passed through Crestview, Florida on December 24, 2011,[40] and continued on to Key West, Florida, where he settled on February 7, 2012 and now performs nightly on Duval Street dressed as Darth Vader playing the banjo.[41]

Peace Pilgrim[edit]

Peace Pilgrim, née Mildred Lisette Norman (July 18, 1908 – July 7, 1981), was an American pacifist, vegetarian, and peace activist. Starting on January 1, 1953, she walked across the United States for 28 years until her death in 1981.[42] She had no organizational backing, carried no money, and would not even ask for food or shelter. When she began her pilgrimage she had taken a vow to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." At the time of her death, she was crossing the United States for the seventh time.

Granny D[edit]

Granny D (née Doris Haddock, January 24, 1910 – March 9, 2010) achieved international fame in February 2000 when, at age 90, she completed her walk across the U.S. to support campaign finance reform. A resident of Dublin, New Hampshire, Granny D started the walk January 1, 1999, shortly before her 89th birthday in Pasadena, California amid the Rose Parade festivities. Despite being hospitalized for pneumonia after walking across the Mojave Desert, Granny D completed her walk on Leap Day of the following year, more than 400 days later, having traversed over 3200 miles across nine states (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland). She had to travel much of the last 100 miles on cross-country skis due to a snowstorm that made walking impossible.[43] Before her life was over, she wrote about her walk in two books. The first was co-authored by Dorris Haddock (Granny D) and Dennis Burke, "Granny D: Walking Across America in my 90th Year."[43] She chronicled her expedition and reasons for undertaking it in an autobiography entitled "You're Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell" published in 2003. The following year, at age 94, she ran as Democratic candidate against Judd Gregg in the New Hampshire senate race, but was soundly defeated. She died shortly after turning 100, on March 9, 2010.[44]

Chad Sigmon[edit]

Chad Sigmon was 38 years old when he ran across America starting April 1, 2013, from Jacksonville, Florida, and ending August 1 in San Diego, California. He ran to help end mental health stigma. He averaged around 22 miles a day for a total of 2,650 miles.[45][46]

Katie Visco[edit]

From March 29 through December 29, 2009, Pave Your Lane's founder, Katie Visco, ran across America, from Boston to San Diego to publicize this campaign. At age 24, Visco became the second-youngest and 13th woman overall to run from coast to coast.[47][48]

Bob Wieland[edit]

Bob Wieland is a Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs to a mortar mine in 1969. He "ran" across America on his hands, taking three years, eight months, and six days to travel from coast to coast and raise money for Vietnam war veterans.[49]

Zachary Bonner[edit]

Zachary Bonner is a homeless youth advocate. He started a non profit when he was 6 years old called the Little Red Wagon Foundation. At age 8 after seeing a documentary on a woman named Peace Pilgrim he decided to walk from his home in Tampa, Florida to the state Capitol Tallahassee. The following year at age 9 he continued his walk to Atlanta, Georgia and that summer at age 11 he walked from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.[50] He vowed to become the youngest to walk Coast to Coast and at age 12 completed that mission by walking from Jacksonville Beach to the Santa Monica Pier. During his walks he used media attention to raise awareness to homeless youth and highlighted many programs working to help these kids.[51] The journey took Zach 7 months to complete.

Joe "Tiger" Patrick II[edit]

Joe "Tiger" Patrick II is a Peace Dale, Rhode Island, Army veteran. After volunteering at Ground Zero for three weeks he decided he wanted to do something to bring awareness to the men and women who died as a result of the events during the 9/11 attacks, and those who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.[52][53] He committed to walking for the cause. He completed a memorial walk in 2011 and on his second walk in 2013 he walked approximately 3,000 miles across the United States beginning in April 2013 in the City of Coronado, California and ending in Washington D.C. in October 2013.[54][55] During this walk he carried a memorial panel that he created on canvas, which displayed the faces of over 6600 color images of U.S. service members, and weighed over 50 pounds. He also carried an American flag and a bat used by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

Walter O. McGill III[edit]

Walter McGill, also known as Pastor "Chick" McGill,[56] the "Freedom Walker"[57] and the "Cross Country Flagman,"[58] a 69-year-old pastor of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church and Vietnam War era veteran, began to walk across the United States on April 23, 2014- at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.[59][60] He completed his journey on April 29, 2015 at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California after traveling a route of over 3,200 miles,[61][62] and carrying the United States flag by hand the entire way, the first such documented case.[57][63] On July 12, 2015 he was honored at Dodger Stadium for the completion of the walk prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.[64][65]

McGill's websites promoting the walk, walkingcoast2coast and, indicate an extensive list of causes for which he made the journey, including: civil liberties, human rights, national integrity, the restoration of individual and corporate self-respect, support for traditional family values, liberty of conscience for all citizens, the defense of constitutional principles, the review and appreciation of American heritage, care for the poor and homeless, the promotion of natural health practices, employment of the Golden Rule in daily living, and a spiritual awakening for the healing of the country.[66] Along the way he saluted passing motorists and pedestrians,[57][67] received certificates of appreciation at the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley, and left non-sectarian 40-day prayer guides for city and county officials.[63][68] He was provided with a police escort part of the way along his walk in Tennessee and Georgia,[68] and was awarded a "Day of Recognition" in his home state of Tennessee by Governor Bill Haslam.[69]

During the portion of the journey through Prescott, Arizona he dedicated ten miles of his walk to Kayla Mueller, who was captured by ISIS and killed earlier in 2015.[70]

In his closing statements, McGill said, "To be the first veteran to carry Old Glory from sea to shining sea has been a great aspiration of mine, and I'm praying this flag will be enshrined at the Smithsonian Institute [sic]."[71]

Arthur Hitchcock[edit]

Arthur Hitchcock is entary-editorial photographer who, at age 19, walked from Long Beach, California to Augusta, Maine between May 11 and November 2, 2011. He walked approximately 4,100 miles (6,598 km), crossing through 17 states in 175 days. Hitchcock walked to raise funds for breast cancer research and aid to assist families dealing with the cost of hospital bills and treatments. He walked to honor his deceased parents, Janet and Mike Hitchcock. His mother died from ductal carcinoma a few months before the trip. The majority of his route included major highways (it's illegal to walk on most major highways). He was led by a support vehicle.[72]

John Ball[edit]

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John Ball, aka “The Walking Aggie,” walked coast-to-coast across America from March 1, 2015[73] to August 17, 2015.[74] Beginning at Scripps Park in La Jolla, California and ending at Daytona Beach, Florida, Ball, age 58, walked 2,686 miles, crossing 8 states in 170 days. His unassisted, uninterrupted walk raised over $27,000 to help establish an Endowed Aggie Ring Scholarship at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.[75]

Anthony Roddy[edit]

Anthony "Silverback" Roddy is a retired USDA Forest Service worker who, at age 56, walked from Wells Beach, Maine, to Imperial Beach, California, between April 19 and December 15, 2015. A US Army veteran of the war in Iraq, he crossed 13 states in 244 days, walking approximately 3,073 miles. His Walkabout-America 2015 was the culmination of a life-long dream, but moreover was an advocacy campaign to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. He raised more than $5,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.[76]

Jeffrey Grabosky[edit]

From January 20 to May 20, 2011, Jeff Grabosky ran solo and unsupported for over 3,700 miles from Oceanside, California to Smith Point, New York. He took prayer intentions from people all around the world and prayed a decade of the rosary for each of the approximate 3,500 intentions he received. His book, Running With God Across America was published in 2012.[77]

Bjorn Suneson[edit]

In 2016, Bjorn Suneson, a Stockholm native, finished his fifth run across the United States.[78][79][80]

Mike Maczuzak[edit]

Mike Maczuzak, president of SmartShape Design, walked solo and unsupported from Coney Island to Santa Monica Pier, covering more than 3,600 miles in 125 days, and traveling through 15 states, March to July 2016.[81]

Jason P. Lester[edit]

Run Across America — Ran 3,550 miles in 72 days averaging 50 miles a day across the United States(4th Fastest athlete to run from San Francisco to New York (July 2013). The run raised money for the Waves for Water organization’s Hurricane Relief Initiative[82][83]

Ted G. Stone[edit]

Ted G. Stone was a Southern Baptist evangelist and recovering amphetamine addict who walked across the United States three times and was on his fourth trip when he died. He made the walks to raise awareness for his ministry to addicts and would drive up to 150 miles off of his walking route to speak to groups. His first trip, in 1996, was 3,650 miles from the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., south to Jacksonville, Florida and west to Los Angeles. His second trip, in 1998, was a 3,550-mile walk from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, VA. His third trip was in 2000 and he walked 1,700 miles from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in Mexico to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit leading into Canada. He died on his fourth trip in 2006 in Nashville, TN. He was walking from Chicago to Pensacola, FL which would have covered 1,100 miles.[84][85]

Benjamin T. Lee[edit]

Benjamin Lee, an Australian, walked from San Francisco to Delaware Bay between May 18 and November 30, 2013.[86][87] Lee began his walk with a partner but shortly after a month, his partner quit. He continued his walk solo and unsupported. He raised money for the charity Oxfam.[88]

John Ball[edit]

John Ball, a graduate from Texas A&M University, walked across the country from March to August 2015. His goal was to raise $25,000 for Aggie Ring scholarships. Ball completed his journey in 170 days, and recorded his journey on a website called The Walking Aggie.[89]

Yi-joo Kwon[edit]

In 2010, Yijoo Kwon of Palisades Park, N.J., ran 95 days from Los Angeles to New York City to raise awareness of diabetes - The New York Times [90] Yi-joo Kwon, 64, a Korean immigrant and retired businessman runs 3,100-mile coast-to-coast to raise awareness about diabetes - NY Daily News [91]

Stephan Foust[edit]

Between January 28, 1979 and September 6, 1980, Stephan Foust walked 3506 miles across the United States. While en-route, Foust, of Elkhart, Indiana did a weekly remote call-in radio show for WSBT-AM in South Bend, Indiana. The 30-year-old Foust began his journey on the Atlantic Ocean beach at Nags Head, North Carolina, then passed through the states of North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, before ending his walk on the Pacific Ocean beach of Point Reyes National Seashore. [92][93][94][95]

The United Souls of Awareness[edit]

The United Souls of Awareness, a creative production team from Los Angeles embarked on a 1 year long walk from Venice Beach California to Manhattan New York from April 1st 2006 to April 1st 2007 . The core members, Kevin Smith II, Kam Talbert, Jordon Cooper, Jonathan White, with many other walkers joining along did this over 4,000 mile walk to encourage self expression, inspire themselves and others and they treked town to town, sharing ideas and information. Then finally ending the walk at a Full Moon Drum circle in New York City at Visionary Artist Alex and Allison Grey New York City Art Gallery COSM. [96][97]

Shane Moore[edit]

Shane Moore did a solo walk from Jacksonville Beach, FL to Ocean Beach, CA in order to raise awareness and money for homeless veterans. He began his walk on Oct, 10, 2017 and officially completed his journey on May 12, 2018. During his journey, he did several TV, newspaper and radio interviews. In total, he walked between 2600 and 2700 miles. [98][99][100][101]

Gary "Laz" Cantrell[edit]

Gary Cantrell "Lazarus Lake" did a solo walk (LazCon) across America from Newport, RI to Newport, OR. The walk was a total of 3,365 miles and took him from May 10, 2018 to September 13, 2018. Laz is the co-creator of the race The Barkley Marathons.[102]. He updated a daily blog on his website. [103]

Ben Walther[edit]

Ben Walther beat cancer and walked across America between May and November, 2017, from California to Delaware, then rode a bicycle back home from Florida to California using interstate 10 and 8. [104]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Meet the man who's walking 2,500 miles to fight Parkinson's disease". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wilmette Man Completes Walk Across US for Parkinson's Disease". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Hernandez, David. "Man with Parkinson's disease finishes cross-country walk in Imperial Beach". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Uncorked Adventures: Walk Across America". January 31, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Walking for Parkinson's from sea to shining sea". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Sun, Photo by Randy Hoeft/Yuma. "Bill Bucklew". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Bill Bucklew won't let Parkinson's diagnosis stop him from walking across the country". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bill Bucklew - Walk for Parkinson's - Longview News-Journal". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Peace Marchers Reach Red Square But Soviet Prohibits Speeches - UPI/The New York Times".
  11. ^ "Lifting the Iron Curtain: The Peace March to Moscow of 1960-1961 - The International History Review".
  12. ^ "Anti-war activists march to Moscow for peace, 1960-1961 - Global Nonviolent Action Database, Swarthmore College".
  13. ^ "U.S. Peace Activists Denied East German Visas - Associated Press, Sept. 13, 1985".
  14. ^ "New Books, Periodicals, and Electronic Media in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection - Swarthmore College".
  15. ^ "Climate marchers have sore feet, but feel good about work". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  16. ^ Harriett Staff, Darcie Dennigan (August 11, 2017), Providence Journal Remembers Poet Mark Baumer
  17. ^
  18. ^
  19. ^ Susan Morse (October 5, 2013). "Man walks across country for Meals on Wheels". Seacoastonline.
  20. ^ Dwane Brown (March 4, 2013). "Volunteer Will Walk And Wheel 3,200 Miles To Support Meals On Wheels". KPBS News.
  21. ^ TIS, BOB. "Video: From sea to shining sea". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Christy Karras (June 1, 2003). "Book Honors Pair's Courageous, Forgotten Walk Across America". The Salt Lake Tribune. pp. D6.
  23. ^ Margo Hammond (June 23, 2006). "Get on the road with a good book". St. Petersburg Times.
  24. ^ Chris Rodkey (July 13, 2003). "The Nation: Women Get No Mileage From Cross-Country Trek". Los Angeles Times. pp. A.27.
  25. ^ a b "Long-distance walker on journey to protect children". Contra Costa Times. November 23, 2010.
  26. ^ a b c "Man to walk across U.S. for children's rights". Arizona Daily Wildcat. November 30, 2004.
  27. ^ "Figueroa Video Interview on WTOC-TV of Savannah, Georgia".
  28. ^ "The real 'Forrest Gump' stopped by police in Elm Grove". BrookfieldNow. July 6, 2010.
  29. ^ "Walking Across America". The Seattle Times Sunday Magazine. April 24, 2005.
  30. ^ "Events - Annenberg Space for Photography". Annenberg Space for Photography. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  31. ^ "Aaron Huey: Photographer, Argonaut, Rock Star". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  32. ^ Fox, Kit (October 24, 2016). "Ultrarunner Pete Kostelnick Smashes Record for Run Across U.S". Runner's World. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  33. ^ "Dr. Barbara Moore, Who Walked Across U.S., Is Dead at 73". New York Times. May 15, 1977. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  34. ^ Bill Clark (July 1, 2010). "This week in local history". Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  35. ^ "Interview without a halt". Chicago Tribune. April 14, 1960. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  36. ^ "Crosscountry hiker promotes gay rights amendments". Mountain Democrat.
  37. ^ Advocate Contributors. "OpEd Sleeping Praying and Walking Across America for Equality".
  38. ^ "Richard Noble, a Man You Should Know". The Huffington Post.
  39. ^ Pierce, James (May 29, 2011). "Walking Across America -- 2011: Day One, Baby Steps". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  40. ^ "Walking across America" (PDF). CrestView News Bulletin page A5. December 24, 2011.
  41. ^ "Duval performers need a license to thrill". May 31, 2015.
  42. ^ "Peace Pilgrim's 28-Year Walk For 'A Meaningful Way Of Life'". NPR. January 1, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  43. ^ a b GrannyD: Walking Across America in my 90th Year, Doris Haddock and Dennis Burke, 2001,Villard, NY
  44. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (March 11, 2010). "Doris Haddock, Cross-Country Walker, Dies at 100". Retrieved February 6, 2018 – via
  45. ^ Reports, From Staff. "Local Chad Sigmon travels coast to coast raising mental health awareness". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  46. ^ News, Ainslee S. Wittig Arizona Range. "Increasing mental health awareness". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  47. ^ Mario Fraioli (December 29, 2009). "Katie Visco Completes Run Across America". Running Competitor.
  48. ^ " – このドメインはお名前.comで取得されています。". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  49. ^ Rote, Kyle; Pettigrew, Joe (2009). Living Life in the Zone: A 40-Day Spiritual Gameplan for Men (2009 ed.). Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-8499-4652-3.
  50. ^ "Fla. boy walking to D.C. for homeless kids". Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  51. ^ Marshall, Joyce (May 21, 2010). "12-year-old Florida boy takes Six Flags break during 2,500-mile walk | Today's Buzz". Star Telegram. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  52. ^ Prater, Erin (June 19, 2013). "A war veteran, a flag and a mission". The Gazette. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  53. ^ Miller, Roxann (August 22, 2011). "Rhode Island man treks through Chambersburg on way to ground zero". The Herald. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  54. ^ "Faces of Our Fallen" (PDF). The City of Coronado California. City of Coronado, California. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  55. ^ Rangel, Alexis (May 7, 2013). "One man's extraordinary walk across America". Imperial Valley Press News. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  56. ^ "Man walking across America comes through Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley". Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  57. ^ a b c ""Freedom-Walker" Carries Nation's Flag Cross-country". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  58. ^ "Going for a long walk: National prayer trek brings pastor through Bullhead City". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  59. ^ Roanoke Beacon, April 23, 2014. "Pastor's trek across America is God's idea"
  60. ^ The Coastland Times, April 20, 2014. "Cross country walk to start in Kill Devil Hills"
  61. ^ "69-Year-Old Veteran Finishes Cross Country Walk Carrying American Flag". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  62. ^ "News Update!! Santa Monica, CA: Man walking coast to coast reached his final destination at Santa Monica Pier". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  63. ^ a b "Veteran To Complete Coast-To-Coast Walk At Santa Monica Pier Wednesday". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  64. ^ "Veteran honored at Dodgers Stadium". Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  65. ^ "McGill completes walk across America". Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  66. ^ "".
  67. ^ "Saluting America". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  68. ^ a b "Tenn. Pastor To End Cross-Country 'Prayer Walk' At Santa Monica Pier". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  69. ^ "Day of Recognition Certificate". Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  70. ^ "Tennessee pastor honors Kayla Mueller". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  72. ^ Reading, Required (March 14, 2012). "Hitchcock Walks". Retrieved February 6, 2018 – via Vimeo.
  73. ^ Walker, Texas Aggie: Man to walk coast to coast, starting in La Jolla. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  74. ^ 'The Walking Aggie' completes cross-country walk in Daytona. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  75. ^ 'The Walking Aggie' passes through Houston area. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  76. ^ "Man walks across country to raise money for Make-a-Wish". KOB4 Eyewitness News. December 24, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  77. ^ "Catholic Man Finished Run Across America With Deepened Faith". Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  78. ^ "Swedish Radio article on Bjorn Suneson". Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  79. ^ Suneson, Bjorn. "I made it again – for the fifth time!". Bjorn Suneson - Keep on running. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  80. ^ Barrett, Malachi. "Swedish man passes through Michigan on fifth run across United States". Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  81. ^ SmartShape Design (August 8, 2016). "SmartShape Design President Completes Walk Across America". SmartShape Design Media Room.
  82. ^ "Nike's Forrest Gump: Ironman Jason Lester Crosses America for Nike". brandchannel:. May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  83. ^ "R[U]N To Rebuild". Waves For Water. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  84. ^ "Ted Stone, 72; Preached During U.S. Walking Tours". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. July 19, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  85. ^ "Ted Stone; drug addict became preacher". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massacheusetts. July 20, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  86. ^ "'He needed to do this': Inside the obsessive world of those who walk across America". National Post. December 21, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  87. ^ Group, Sinclair Broadcast. "Aussie Walks Across America for Charity". KPTM. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  88. ^ "Walking Across America | Oxfam Australia". Oxfam Australia. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  89. ^, Richard Conn. "'The Walking Aggie' completes cross-country walk in Daytona". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  90. ^, Kirk Semple. "After 3,100 Miles, a Word on Diabetes Awareness". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  91. ^, Paul Shin. "After beating diabetes, Flushing's Yi-joo Kwon runs 3,100 miles to raise awareness". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  92. ^ Hiker Hopes to Uncover The Spirit of Americans by Doug Gardner, The Virginian-Pilot, January 30, 1979
  93. ^ Cross Country Walk Just Research by Mark Kreuzwieser, The Appalachian, March 27, 1979,
  94. ^ Winter Rockies Cool Walk 'n Talk Tour by Milan Simonich, The Pueblo Chieftain, November 5, 1979
  95. ^ Trans-continental Walker Arrives Here by Jon Berry, The Point Reyes Light, September 11, 1980
  96. ^ {{cite web|url=
  97. ^ {{cite web|url=
  98. ^ {{cite web|url=
  99. ^ {{cite web|url=
  100. ^ {{cite web|url=
  101. ^ {{cite web|url=
  102. ^ "Laz of Barkely Marathons in Final Days of Walk Across US". Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  103. ^ "Vacation without a Car". Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  104. ^ {{cite web|url=

Further reading[edit]