|The Transcontinental Boys in action|
The duo is made up of Adam Clark of Wantagh, NY and Jeffrey Perez of East Elmhurst, NY. The runners are accompanied by two crew members, James Eastman and Ian Leavitt - in a very small car (see pics below).
We found out about the guys passing through our area by complete chance. They ended up randomly asking to crash at the pavilion at our church (which was along their route) and our pastor was nice enough to let them stay in the church Youth Center. He got them in touch with me and I made arrangements for them to spend the next evening with us.
These are some very inspirational young men. Neither Adam or Jeff had ever done a training run over 20-miles before setting this audacious goal. They are doing well though - learning many lessons along the way - and are over 550 miles along now. Check out their website: http://www.transcontinentalproject.com/ If they're coming your way, send them a note and help them out or consider donating to either of their worthwhile charities.