The Mission: Run across the U.S.—powered by plants.
On March 16, 2019, the run begins. Starting in Los Angeles, then running east until he hits New York City, Robbie will set out on the challenge of a lifetime.
Over the course of 75 days, students and community members along his transcontinental route will be invited to engage in conversations about big goals and smart food choices.
A more complete story will be told on his instagram, which will highlight people he meets, his relationship to food as an athlete, and his personal thoughts on the miles ahead.
The Road to the TransCon
Leading up to his transcontinental run, Robbie trained relentlessly. During the full transcon, he will have to run one ultramarathon each day for 75 days. By running seven different ultramarathons (listed below), he has prepared for his plant-powered traverse of the country.
Dead Horse Ultra / 50 miles / November 17th, 2018 / Moab, UT
McDowell Mountain Frenzy / 50 miles / December 1st, 2018 / Fountainhills, AZ
Bandera Endurance Trail Run / 100 km / January 5th, 2019 / Bandera, TX
Big Bend Ultra: The Borderlands / 50 miles / January 19th, 2019 / Lajitas, TX
Lone Star Hundred / 100 miles / February 9th, 2019 / El Paso, TX
Austin Marathon / 26.2 miles / February 17th, 2019 / Austin, TX
Ultra Maratón Caballo Blanco / 50 miles / March 2nd, 2019 / Urique, MX