The Challenge

One Man.  Twenty Thousand Miles.  One Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy Two Days.

JimGump is an educational challenge that will see Britain’s Jim Plunkett-Cole turn Forrest Gump’s epic fictional run into a reality. Jim’s run will cover a staggering 20,000 miles, criss-crossing the United States many times for more than 3 years.

The run will be interspersed with hundreds of Talk & Run visits to Elementary Schools across the continent.  Jim will speak to hundreds of thousands of children with the aim of inspiring an entire generation into daily physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

You can support Jim’s endeavours to enhance the lives of thousands of children through daily activity by making a donation either directly via Paypal or via his crowd-funding page at Pledgesports.

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Combined,  this epic run and school visits will help to tackle obesity and weight issues in both children and adults.

The JimGump Challenge In Short:

Forrest Gump’s run for real and in its entirety
An epic challenge to reach, engage with, and inspire a generation
20,000 miles of running
Over 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, 16 hours
Visiting every single US State and major cities
Hundreds of Talk & Run Educational Visits to Elementary Schools along the way
Inspiring tens of thousands of children into healthy lifestyles
Visiting major events, tourist attractions and global brand HQs
Fundraising for children’s health and wellbeing charities

Run Jim Run!