In a nutshell, I will be walking from Gaston to Richmond. I am hoping to average a 17-minute mile, but I really have no idea how that will go. However, going on that assumption, I have planned five “aid stations.” These are basically just places where I can meet up with family and replenish as needed. I am also allowing for a ten-minute break at each stop.

YOU, gentle reader, are invited to join me at any point along the walk! No need to sign up, you don’t get a medal and you don’t get a t-shirt. But here’s the proposed timeline:

  • 6:00 a.m. Depart Gaston

  • 8:50 a.m. Arrive Wysor (10 miles for the leg)

  • 9:00 a.m. Depart Wysor

  • 12:32 p.m. Arrive Blountsville (12.5 miles)

  • 12:42 p.m. Depart Blountsville

  • 4:06 p.m. Arrive Economy (12 miles)

  • 4:16 p.m. Depart Economy

  • 6:57 p.m. Arrive Webster (9.5 miles)

  • 7:07 p.m. Depart Webster

  • 9:07 p.m. Arrive D Street Richmond (7.5 miles)

Jump in whenever - I’m hoping to live-GPS this so you can find us at any point.

Oh—yeah—US. When I decided to do this, I figured I probably shouldn’t do the whole thing alone. And there was only one person crazy (stupid) enough to do this with me: my good friend and musical partner Charlie St. Cyr-Paul. When I first mentioned the idea, he said “I’m there!,” and his flight was booked within the hour. I figure by the end of the walk we’ll be ready to rip each other’s limbs off, but that’s what friends are for, right?