ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (KRON) — A future University of California, Berkeley, law student is planning a coast-to-coast run over 100 days that’s similar to part of one taken by Tom Hanks’ character in the movie “Forrest Gump.”
Barclay Oudersluys plans to start the 3,200-mile run he’s calling “Project Gump” on Saturday from California’s Santa Monica Pier en route to Marshall Point Lighthouse in Maine.
The recent University of Michigan nuclear engineering graduate plans to emulate the lead character in his favorite film, “Forrest Gump,” with his run. He hopes to raise $10,000 to help fight global poverty, through the non-profit Hall STEPS Foundation.
His route is set to take him through California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Oudersluys recently announced that he plans to attend law school at Cal starting in the fall.