On 8/2/2003 Dave and Scott arrived on the beach in Florence, OR. They have officially "Run The USA"!


We're fully prepared to sleep in the gutter, but...

We're not going to beg, but this sure will be easier if people across the country step up to help us as we hope they will. If you think you might be one of those people, but you're wondering what you can do, please consider one of the following options. As we reach out across America, we sincerely hope America will reach out for us.

  1. Take a look at the list of towns we will be running through below. If you or someone you know lives in one of those towns OR a town nearby, and would like to provide us with a night of lodging, please call us or send us an e-mail. We are clean (well, at least we were when we left NJ), kind, quiet and just need a place to sleep for one night. We'll wash your dishes, and mow your lawn in return. Yard, floor, couch, doghouse, bathtub...anywhere will be fine! We'll be sure to thank you on our credits page and mention our stay with you in our journal.
  2. If you do not know anyone in these towns, perhaps your friends do. Please e-mail everyone that you know a link to www.runtheusa.com. Perhaps they can help and would enjoy following along with our mission.
  3. We seek no help other than asking for a night of lodging. However, if you feel as though there is something that you have to offer to our mission, and would like to help, please e-mail us or call us. We would love to hear from you.
  4. If you would like to run, bike, crawl, etc. with us for part of our mission, call us or e-mail us. We'd be glad to have you along, but please, bring your own deodorant - we're running low.
  5. We could use all the publicity that we can get to help in our mission. If you think our quest might make a good story for any media outlet, large or small, get in touch with us to make arrangements to meet somewhere along the route or at least talk to us on the phone. We'll be sure to post a reference to you work on our news page.
  6. Post words of encouragement, suggestions, or taunt us on the note board. When we do have internet access, this is going to be the first page we look at.

Regarding points 1 & 2 above, below is a table of the towns we'll be passing through in each state on our journey. Next to each town is a "Yes" or "No" indicating whether or not we've found lodging in that town for the date listed. Please keep in mind that we'll be passing through many other towns, and if needed, will rearrange our plans to stay in a town close (say, within 1-5 miles) to one we planned on originally. If you'd like to provide lodging, please contact us and provide your contact information. We'll be in touch and make plans. If the town in question already has a "Yes" next to it, contact us anyway... all we have to do is run 20 miles, the rest of the day is wide open.

 Date   Location   Has Lodging Been Secured? 
 2/23/2003   Sea Bright, NJ  Yes
 2/24/2003   Old Bridge, NJ  Yes
 2/25/2003   Belle Mead, NJ  Yes
 2/26/2003   Flemington, NJ  Yes
 2/27/2003   Bucksville, PA  Yes
 2/28/2003   Allentown, PA  Yes
 3/1/2003   Snyders, PA  Yes
 3/2/2003   Mahanoy City, PA  Yes
 3/3/2003   Elysburg, PA  Yes
 3/4/2003   Lewisburg, PA  Yes
 3/5/2003   Lewisburg, PA  Yes
 3/6/2003   Laurelton, PA  Yes
 3/7/2003   Millheim, PA  Yes
 3/8/2003   State College, PA  Yes
 3/9/2003   Philipsburg, PA  Yes
 3/10/2003   Clearfield, PA  Yes
 3/11/2003   Salem, PA  Yes
 3/12/2003   Brookville, PA  Yes
 3/13/2003   Clarion, PA  Yes
 3/14/2003   Emlenton, PA  Yes
 3/15/2003   Emlenton, PA  Yes
 3/16/2003   Grove City, PA  Yes
 3/17/2003   New Wilmington, PA  Yes
 3/18/2003   Poland, OH  Yes
 3/19/2003   Deerfield, OH  Yes
 3/20/2003   Lakemore, OH  Yes
 3/21/2003   Clinton, OH  Yes
 3/22/2003   Wooster, OH  Yes
 3/23/2003   Ashland, OH  Yes
 3/24/2003   Plymouth, OH  Yes
 3/25/2003   Tiffin, OH  Yes
 3/26/2003   Findlay, OH  Yes
 3/27/2003   Ottawa, OH  Yes
 3/28/2003   Kalida, OH  Yes
 3/29/2003   Van Wert, OH  Yes
 3/30/2003   Magley, IN  Yes
 3/31/2003   Huntington, IN  Yes
 4/1/2003   Wabash, IN  Yes
 4/2/2003   Wabash, IN  Yes
 4/3/2003   Richvalley, IN  Yes
 4/4/2003   Idaville, IN  Yes
 4/5/2003   Reynolds, IN  Yes
 4/6/2003   Goodland, IN  Yes
 4/7/2003   Eastburn, IL  Yes
 4/8/2003   Gilman, IL  Yes
 4/9/2003   Forrest, IL  Yes
 4/10/2003   Gridley, IL  Yes
 4/11/2003   Washington, IL  Yes
 4/12/2003   Beverly Manor, IL  Yes
 4/13/2003   Mapleton, IL  Yes
 4/14/2003   Mapleton, IL  Yes
 4/15/2003   Little America, IL  Yes
 4/16/2003   Ipava, IL  Yes
 4/17/2003   Macomb, IL  Yes
 4/18/2003   Carthage, IL  Yes
 4/19/2003   Keokuk, IA  Yes
 4/20/2003   Kahoka, MO  Yes
 4/21/2003   Memphis, MO  Yes
 4/22/2003   Downing, MO  Yes
 4/23/2003   Unionville, MO  Yes
 4/24/2003   Ravanna, MO  Yes
 4/25/2003   Goshen, MO  No
 4/26/2003   Bethany, MO  No
 4/27/2003   Carmack, MO  No
 4/28/2003   Ravenwood, MO  Yes
 4/29/2003   Roseberry, MO  Yes
 4/30/2003   Tarkio, MO  Yes
 5/1/2003   Brownville, NE  Yes
 5/2/2003   Julian, NE  Yes
 5/3/2003   Union, NE  Yes
 5/4/2003   Eagle, NE  Yes
 5/5/2003   University Place, NE  Yes
 5/6/2003   Seward, NE  Yes
 5/7/2003   Waco, NE  Yes
 5/8/2003   Hampton, NE  Yes
 5/9/2003   Hampton, NE  Yes
 5/10/2003   Wood River, NE  Yes
 5/11/2003   Kearney, NE  Yes
 5/12/2003   Elm Creek, NE  Yes
 5/13/2003   Lexington, NE  Yes
 5/14/2003   Gothenburg, NE  Yes
 5/15/2003   Brady, NE  Yes
 5/16/2003   Birdwood, NE  No
 5/17/2003   Paxton, NE  No
 5/18/2003   Ogallala, NE  Yes
 5/19/2003   Lewellen, NE  Yes
 5/20/2003   Oshkosh, NE  Yes
 5/21/2003   Broadwater, NE  Yes
 5/22/2003   Bridgeport, NE  Yes
 5/23/2003   Minatare, NE  Yes
 5/24/2003   Scottsbluff, NE  Yes
 5/25/2003   Scottsbluff, NE  Yes
 5/26/2003   Scottsbluff, NE  Yes
 5/27/2003   Henry, NE  Yes
 5/28/2003   Lingle, WY  Yes
 5/29/2003   Guernsey, WY  Yes
 5/30/2003   Guernsey, WY  Yes
 5/31/2003   Glendo, WY  No
 6/1/2003   Irvine, WY  Yes
 6/2/2003   Orpha, WY  Yes
 6/3/2003   Glenrock, WY  Yes
 6/4/2003   Evansville, WY  Yes
 6/5/2003   Hell's Half Acre, WY  No
 6/6/2003   Shoshoni, WY  Yes
 6/7/2003   Morton, WY  Yes
 6/8/2003   Red Rock Creek, WY  No
 6/9/2003   Dubois, WY  Yes
 6/10/2003   Togwotee Pass, WY  Yes
 6/11/2003   Moran, WY  Yes
 6/12/2003   Jackson, WY  Yes
 6/13/2003   Wilson, WY  Yes
 6/14/2003   Victor, ID  Yes
 6/15/2003   Swan Valley, ID  No
 6/16/2003   Poplar, ID  No
 6/17/2003   Idaho Falls, ID  No
 6/18/2003   Blackfoot, ID  Yes
 6/19/2003   Springfield, ID  Yes
 6/20/2003   Aberdeen, ID  Yes
 6/21/2003   American Falls Dam, ID  Yes
 6/22/2003   Dewoff, ID  No
 6/23/2003   Rupert, ID  Yes
 6/24/2003   Hazelton, ID  Yes
 6/25/2003   Twin Falls, ID  Yes
 6/26/2003   Buhl, ID  Yes
 6/27/2003   Bliss, ID  Yes
 6/28/2003   Glenns Ferry, ID  Yes
 6/29/2003   Mountain Home, ID  Yes
 6/30/2003   Regina, ID  Yes
 7/1/2003   Boise, ID  Yes
 7/2/2003   Caldwell, ID  Yes
 7/3/2003   Nyssa, OR  Yes
 7/4/2003   Vale, OR  Yes
 7/5/2003   Brogan, OR  Yes
 7/6/2003   Ironside, OR  Yes
 7/7/2003   Unity, OR  No
 7/8/2003   Prairie City, OR  Yes
 7/9/2003   Mount Vernon, OR  Yes
 7/10/2003   Dayville, OR  No
 7/11/2003   Mitchell, OR  No
 7/12/2003   Prineville, OR  Yes
 7/13/2003   Prineville, OR  Yes
 7/14/2003   Redmond, OR  Yes
 7/15/2003   Sisters, OR  Yes
 7/16/2003   Sisters, OR  Yes
 7/17/2003   McKenzie Bridge, OR  Yes
 7/18/2003   McKenzie Bridge, OR  Yes
 7/19/2003   McKenzie Bridge, OR  Yes
 7/20/2003   Nimrod, OR  Yes
 7/21/2003   Walterville, OR  Yes
 7/22/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/23/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/24/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/25/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/26/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/27/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/28/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/29/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/30/2003   Eugene, OR  Yes
 7/31/2003   Star Camp, OR  Yes
 8/1/2003   Mapleton, OR  No
 8/2/2003   Florence, OR  Yes