William Goodge is setting out on a 3175 Mile Run Across the entirety of America. Beginning in Huntingdon Beach, CA on April 2nd, he is attempting to run >50 miles a day to become the fastest Brit on record to travel across the country on foot. Finishing on June 4th in Central Park, NYC William is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK and The American Cancer Society in the US. William lost his Mother Amanda in January 2018 to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer when she was just 53 and found running as a therapy for dealing with the pain of that loss. Five years on since her passing, he has raised >£100,000 for charities over his previous challenges. These include, Running the Length of the UK in 2019, completing 48 Marathons in 30 Days, becoming the first person to run the 104 mile radius of Lake Como Italy and completing the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race in the Sahara Desert. Add those all up and they are nothing compared to what he is about to do. "Losing my mum was the hardest thing I've ever been through. I was lost, I was 23, things could have gone a different way in me dealing with that pain but I couldn't allow it to happen. She was the best person I knew and I had to make her passing mean something more than another sad story. So that has become my purpose, to show that Emotion = Energy. You can use pain to fuel something bigger than yourself and I know, whilst she would be worried about what I do, she would be extremely proud. I saw her battle cancer 3 times and people like her who are fighting for their lives show more heart, bravery and resilience than I ever could going for a run. Whilst it might be a huge challenge there's no comparison. So that's my superpower. Knowing that someone else, my mum included, is going through or has been through worse. So I take another step. Thank you for your consideration in donating for my chosen charities, together we can beat cancer." To follow along with the journey follow William on Instagram and TikTok and tune in to the weekly Youtube episodes
William's Run Across America
April-June 2023 • 85 days • 8 713.9 mi (see details)
Follow William's progress as he runs from Huntington Beach, CA, to Central Park, NY.