An Average Man Takes a Not-So-Average Run Across America for Veterans. On July 6, 2012, Marine Corps veteran Jamie Summerlin dipped his feet into the Atlantic Ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after running 3,452 miles in 100 days. While Summerlin’s inspiring transcontinental journey to honor U.S. veterans is finished and documented in his book Freedom Run,” his mission to honor veterans is not. Today, Summerlin works through Operation Welcome Home and other nonprofit organizations to provide support for veterans. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit charitable organizations that serve US Veterans.
“Freedom Run is a captivating book that is not only a story of one man’s amazing run across the US, but also a story about the true American spirit…”
— Jim Ryun, former U.S. Congressman, 3-time Olympian and world-record holder
“Freedom Run is Jamie Summerlin’s inspiring story of how he set out to run across America to help wounded warriors, found himself along the way…”
— Marshall Ulrich, extreme endurance athlete, trans-American crosser and author of Running on Empty
“…He is showing all of us that we can each do more”
— US Senator Joe Manchin
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At the young age of 39, I took on the greatest challenge of my life, an effort that pushed me both mentally and physically like I had never been challenged before. I completed a 3452 mile 100 day run across America, capped off with a 100 mile finish from Annapolis MD to Rehoboth Beach DE in under 24 hours, all to raise awareness and money in support of the men and women I consider my heroes, those that have worn and now wear the US Military’s uniform.
My book, “Freedom Run”, was released in April of 2013, detailing my journey to honor those who have bravely served, and describes the life-changing events of my run across America. MORE>
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