In seven days, Mike Ehredt will begin his 2,100 mile journey for “Project Run America” Part 2.
Today begins the one week countdown celebrating Mike’s run! We will blog about one interesting fact about Mike’s adventure….be it a random fact about Mike, a lesson on a city/state he’s running through or a simple update on his trail!
Today’s entry in the countdown is just an overview of where Mike will be going as he passes through 10 states
Beginning on the border of Canada, just north of International Falls, MN Mike Ehredt of Hope, ID will begin his solo run to honor those who have served and died in Afghanistan. Flags bearing the Name, Rank, Age and Hometown of a fallen U.S. Military Member will be placed each mile, thus creating an invisible holding of hands from our northern border to the Gulf of Mexico outside Galveston, TX.
Traveling alone and pushing a stroller laden with flags, Ehredt’s route will take him through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
There is no statement to be made, no political message, just a personal tribute and a gift of thanks to those who have served our country. In 2010 Ehredt completed his cross country run of over 4000 miles to honor those who died in Iraq and with the completion of this run, Project America Run II, his invisible wall of honor will grace over 6500 miles of our country in a serene and humble show of gratitude.
Section 1—International Falls, MN to Dixon, IL (723.8 Miles in 28 Days)
Section 2—Dixon, IL to Tupelo, MS (749.5 Miles in 29 Days)
Section 3—Tupelo, MS to Galveston, TX (616.6 Miles in 24 Days)
Click here for a complete map of Mike’s Route