Shan Runs Across America was born in 2020 when ultra runner Shan Riggs completed his first cross-country run, from California back home to Connecticut (with a friend driving his campervan). In 2022, he and his wife completed the human-powered East Coast Greenway Expedition, a bike-supported run from Florida to the Canadian border in Maine. Together, the two trips raised $70,000 and had a media reach of more than 700 million.
So what's next? Starting in September 2023, Shan will embark on a West Coast FKT (from Canada to Mexico), using Adventure Cycling's Pacific Coast Route as a guide while his wife, Joshuaine (Josh) completes the route by bike, towing their gear. The run/ride will benefit the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA), an organization that works to empower and connect people who travel by bicycle.