Canada to Key West Coastal Run
One man's 2200+ mile journey
to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis
Note: While Stephen Moyer is running to raise awareness for MS he is not a 501(c)(3) charity. When you make your donation you will have an option to donate directly to a 501(c)(3) charity or to personally give money to Stephen to support his direct costs of the run
ABOUT THE RUN
All my life I have wanted to run the east coast from Canada to Key West. This summer I am doing it
For a number of years I have wanted to undertake a grand expedition. When I first saw the film Forrest Gump I was drawn to the scenes where the title character began running in an attempt to reconcile the things in his life that were troubling him, and to more clearly define his sense of purpose. My parents, like many other adults, spent their adult lives working, saving, and planning for their twilight years…when they would be able to travel the world and connect with people and cultures that they never had the time or resources to meet during their early adult years. As fate would have it, my parents both developed life altering diseases before either of them had the opportunity to act on their life-long plans. My mother developed a form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, and my father developed Parkinson's disease. These diagnoses underscored to me the importance of being vigilant about monitoring health, and helped me to prioritize taking better care of myself and the ones I love. It was only in November or 2013 that my wife Laurie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
All of these life events have crystallized in my mind the need to continue to spread the word to the wider community about how important monitoring your health is and how many everyday decisions can have lasting effects on your long term health and the quality of one's life. I turned fifty this past fall and feel as though I have a unique opportunity to share my story, both the good and the bad, and help people to see that even an old guy like me can maintain a high degree of health with good decisions, and a commitment to the cause. As a health teacher, as a coach, as a son, husband, father, and as a runner I would like to show the world what can be done…even at 50.
Literally Canada to Key West Florida
Generally following Highway 1 all the way from St. Stephen's Canada to Key West Florida. Hitting all the beaches of course! Scroll down to track my current location.
Total Time Expected 4 months, 15 days
Started at St Stephen, NB, Canada July 11th 2015
- Boston - need to stop by the Boston Athletic Association offices and run through the finish areas of the Boston marathon
- New York City - Central Park run is mandatory!
- Newtown, Pa. ....To see my VERY supportive wife
- Baltimore MD - Under Armour Headquarters
- Virginia beach....the first BIG beach in the mid-Atlantic coast region.
- The Outer Banks NC ....More sand and sun.
- Jacksonville NC ....What will I find?
- Myrtle Beach... More fun in the sand
- Georgetown SC - Who wants to meet up?
- Charleston SC - Anyone up for a 5K
- Savannah GA - Can anyone provide southern hospitality?
- West Palm Beach - Fun in the sun.
- Miami- Almost to the Keys!
- Key Largo- Almost done!
Ending at Key West Fl November 25th 2015 (Estimated)
Where should I stop next?Work for the press? Want to meet Stephen as he runs past you? Send us an email at [email protected].
How to track the run
Map My Run App
To see my daily run statistics check out my profile on map my run.
>http://www.mapmyrun.com/profile/5152292/ then click add friend in the upper left corner
How I Am Running
Techniques, Gear, and Lessons Learned
- Never travel more than 26.2 miles per day
- Actively Avoid Injury
- Drink Water
- Have Fun!
- Positive Attitude
- Under Armor Clothing
- New Balance Shoes
- Much More
- Under Armor does not like visitors
- There are a lot of snakes in VA
- Homeland Security Does not like when you take pictures of dams
"A good long run is just the thing to get you refocused
on what needs to be done next"
Stephen Moyer 2015
Press Visits With Stephen
'Pennsylvania Man running through maine on 2000 mile journey'
Bangor Daily News
'Stephen Moyer Runs from Canada to Key West' George School
'Man stops in Hampton Roads on run from Canada to Key West' The Virginian-Pilot
'Man runs from Canada to Florida for multiple sclerosis' WCTI Channel 12 ABC News
A man from Pennsylvania is running from Canada to Key West to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis. He was in Carteret County on Friday.
Found him on the road?
Matt Fine Found Him on the Side of the Road!
Work for the press? Want to meet Stephen as he runs past you? Send us an email at [email protected]tokeywestcoastalrun.org.
This will not work without your support
Thank you for all the amazing support! With the run so close to finished please just donate directly to MS. The Paypal button has been removed.