Indianapolis—A 24 year old recent college graduate could be the 12th person in the world to run across the country unsupported (without a vehicle), according to seeJohnrun.com, which tracks cross country missions.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay alum Abe Clark stopped in Indianapolis on Memorial Day as part of his cross country mission to raise awareness about the global water crisis affecting Haiti and dozens of other countries.
"My goal is to raise $100,000 for an organization called Living Water International and they exist to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through helping underdeveloped countries acquire fresh water," said Clark in an interview with Fox59's Tisha Lewis.
So far Clark has raised $65,000 through online donations on his website: runningwater.cc where supporters can track his progress, read blogs and see pictures.
Clark says it has been 105 days and 2100-miles since he began his journey in Oceanside, California. The former cross-country runner says he's gone through five pairs of sneakers, "It's definitely starting to get long, it's kind of, one of those things where, you're kind of stuck in it every day," said Clark.
On Monday night, Clark stayed with a long-time friend who lives in Carmel, but most of the time he sleeps in hotels or at the home of host families.
Clark hopes to arrive in Atlantic City, New Jersey by June 30th and will celebrate by jumping in the Atlantic ocean.