Talk about irony…Eighteen-year-old Rae Heim is running across the country barefoot to collect donations for Soles4Souls, a charity that provides footwear to those in need.
Rae stated in Boston on April 1st and she will finish in Huntington Beach, California, this week. When she finishes (as of last night, she had just 18 miles to go), she’ll be the youngest person to run across the country coast-to-coast.
Keep up with her (if you can) on her Tumblr page.
And here’s a great video about her journey that was made just after she started. In the video she talks about why she started running barefoot and why she decided to embark on this cross-country journey:
Props to Erie’s original barefoot runner Tom Madura for tipping me off to this running news item.