Runner to pass through area on way to Super BowlFundraiser for Wounded Warriors
Bar Harbor — A Maine runner is gearing up to spend 10 days on a course from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to East Rutherford, N.J. to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Veteran distance runner Gary Allen, 56, of Great Cranberry Island plans to cover about 50 miles a day on his trek which begins at sunrise Friday, Jan. 24. Calling it the Maine to Super Bowl Run, the 500-mile course will take Allen through small towns and large cities in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and into New Jersey by Feb. 2.
As for the weather, Allen said in a phone interview Jan. 22 "It's going to be what it's going to be." Adding, "It's not going to be hot for sure."
Allen encourages fellow runners to join him along the way. He plans on being in the Camden-Rockland area along Route 1 sometime during day two, Jan. 25. His progress can be tracked live at MyAthleteLive.com starting at 7 a.m., Jan. 24.
"The great thing about the day is there is a beginning and an end," said Allen who does not concern himself with anything other than using his skill of running to provide for others.
For more information or to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project go to Maine2SuperBowlRun.com.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.