Chris Miller, an ultra-marathon runner from Fort Wayne, Indiana, has run 3,016 miles across the United States to celebrate the recovery of a close loved one from alcoholism. Through his experience, Chris Cross The Nation aims to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction, and influence the cultural perception of those in recovery.
The journey began on July 17th in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, and will finish in Venice Beach, LA on December 13th, 2017. That’s 150 days, 3,100+ miles. Chris runs between 25-40 miles each day, and as of today, has 98 miles left to go.
Mike Dusman, founder of Fix A Fire and Chris’s cousin, has provided support along the way and is bringing the journey to life on the campaign’s social media channels and website: @ChrisCrossTheNation, #SeeChrisRun, and www.ccthenation.com. Together, the guys are capturing footage, interviews, and stories of the people and places they encounter along the way as part of the creation of a documentary that will premiere in late 2018.
Chris Cross The Nation works every step of the way to change public perception and stigma of those in recovery by telling stories of hope, not horror, and to encourage local communities to rally around the positive change organizations and individuals are creating within one of the biggest cultural issues of our time.