Next Adventure June 2020

Jared-Ultra-Runner

Running Home Along the Mississippi

I am an endurance adventure runner, who recently completed a 300 km run through Belarus in search of my family roots. For my next epic journey, I will run over 500 km along the Mississippi from the town where my mother was born to my childhood home in St Louis.

This is a journey to discover the country I left behind 20 years ago, to meet the people who live and work along the river and explore the towns that depend upon it. Along the way I will explore my family story, to uncover more about its turbulent and complicated past.

A physical, mental and emotional adventure, I will be joined on my journey by my mother, who will be in charge of my support crew and all the intricate details it takes to make an adventure like this a success. It promises to be a truly dramatic exploration of a land, nature, self and the family unit.