The 2650 mile long Pacific Crest Trail runs from the Mexico/California border all the way to Canada. Starting in the desert, it rises into and through several mountain ranges, winding its way through California, Oregon, and finally Washington. The trek, most frequently done on horseback or by fastpack takes the average individual approximately 5 months to complete, if they choose to do it in a single push, which is done by only the most dedicated of individuals.
In August of 2014 Joe McConaughy beat the previous Fastest Known Time of 59 days 8 hours 14 min, held by Josh Garrett by a whopping six days in a finishing time of 53 days 6 hours 37 min. McConaughy took on the feat in response to the death of his nephew who passed away of cancer at a young age in 2012. His efforts helped raise more than $32,000 to support cancer research.
In the Summer of 2015 the documented video of his feat was released on Vimeo, titled The Run for Colin, as a means to help raise additional funds. It has been featured in a couple of film festivals and was even nominated Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography at the Trail Running Film Festival in Seattle. Not only is McConaughy’s feat newsworthy, so is the cause for which he continues to raise money.
We share the video with you and hope you will feel the same inspiration thousands across the country have. Please take a moment to consider donating, as well. It’s for a great cause.
Run for Colin website and Donation page: http://www.runforcolin.com