My name is Ernie Andrus and I plan to run coast to coast in 2 to 4 years. (Super Senior Coast to Coast Run). I turned 90 in August, 2013. I started by touching the Pacific Ocean near San Diego CA., on October 7th, 2013 and will touch the Atlantic Ocean near Brunswick, GA., two to four years later.
This feat is being undertaken to raise money for the LST 325 SHIP MEMORIAL, INC. I was one of the crew that brought the LST 325 back from the Isle of Crete, Greece to the US in 2000, 2001 as aired on the history channel as The Return of LST 325. One thousand fifty one LSTs were built during World War II. The 325 is the only one left that has been restored and is still operational. Plans were being made to return the ship to Normandy for the D day memorial service (D day plus 70, 2014) and beach it at the same location where it was on Omaha beach 70 years before. The cost of taking this ship across the Atlantic and back is tremendous. Shortage of finances caused the 2014 trip to be canceled. Perhaps we can raise enough money for D Day plus 75 in 2019.
I plan on running 3 days a week averaging between a 1/2 marathon and a marathon a week. I started on Monday, October 7 and ran again on Thursday and Saturday.
If for any reason I am not able to finish a run I will go back and run it at another time.
I welcome any runners who would like to join me on any leg of my journey.
Anyone interested in being a part of this venture, I can be reached at 928-308-5478, email, or 928-445-6613.
Draw a line from San Diego, CA., to Brunswick, GA., and this will give you a general idea of the course I will be taking.
If you'd like to help fund my record breaking trip across America or donate to the LST 325 Ship Memorial fund, please donate now.
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