In an effort to bring attention to the need for clean water - and in particular, clean rivers - ultrarunner and lifelong New York State resident Todd Jennings ran the entire 315-mile length of New York’s Hudson River in May of 2012. The run began on May 12th at Lake Tear of the Clouds, on the face of Mt. Marcy (New York’s highest peak), and finished at The Battery in New York City on May 20th. The endeavor took 9 days in all, during which Todd averaged over 35 miles per day, and is a fundraiser for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Donations can be made on a "per mile" basis (10 cents = $31.50, 25 cents = $78.75, and so on...) or as a flat amount, which could be as low as $10.00 or as high as you would like. My personal goal is to get at least 500 people to sponsor me at $0.33 per mile (a $100.00 contribution). This alone will eclipse our target!
Final Run Log
- May 12th Lake Tear of the Clouds -----> Newcomb (29 miles)
- May 13th Newcomb -----------> The Glen (35 miles)
- May 14th The Glen -------------> Glens Falls (42 miles)
- May 15th Glens Falls ----------> Cohoes (44 miles)
- May 16th Cohoes ---------------> Athens (38 miles)
- May 17th Athens ---------------> Port Ewen (32 miles)
- May 18th Port Ewen -------------> Cornwall(34 miles)
- May 19th Cornwall ---------------> Nyack (33 miles)
- May 20th Nyack -----------------> New York City (31 miles)
ABOUT HUDSON RIVER SLOOP CLEARWATER
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit, member-supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. As an organization, Clearwater believes its innovative environmental programs, advocacy and celebrations will continue to inspire and energize the next generation of environmental leaders.
Clearwater was founded in 1966 by folk music legend Pete Seeger. To this day, it remains the most vital champion and advocate for the Hudson River, partnering with schools and community leaders to raise the bar of environmental education again, realizing that this time the health of the Hudson River must go hand in hand with creating a sustainable world of green jobs in a green economy.