Cross-country runner hitting Lincoln in November

Denny Gibson wrote to say that Phil Rosenstein is running across the US on a path that will cover part of the Lincoln Highway. “He’s currently running eastbound on Route 66. His schedule is here but he’s well ahead of it and has just entered Missouri. Although he doesn’t mention it (and may not realize it) it looks like he’ll be following the LH from Indiana through Pennsylvania.”

Indeed, Phil told me, “Route 30 is the one part of my run that I’ve no pre-knowledge about. I don’t think I’ve ever been on it.” Of concern is whether the road has shoulders and reasonable speed limits.

On his website, Phil writes that he is “running the entire Route 66 from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL and then continuing on to Atlantic City, NJ to complete the transcontinental run. I will be alone and I am prepared to do it on my own every step of the way. But, this run will go much easier with a little help from a few people along the way.” Help could come in the form of lodging, publicity, and his ultimate goal, raising attention and money for The Mario Lemieux Foundation (www.mariolemieux.org).

Here’s a photo Phil at the statue of Andy Payne in Foyil, Oklahoma.

Payne won the 1928 “Bunion Derby” transcontinental footrace along the newly created Route 66. He was born and raised in Foyil, which is on 66.














Here are Phil’s Lincoln Highway check points:

November 8, 2008
Plymouth IN
Columbia City IN

November 8, 2008
Fort Wayne IN

November 9, 2008
Van Wert OH
Upper Sandusky OH
Bucyrus OH

November 12, 2008
Mansfield OH
Massillon OH
Minerva OH

November 15, 2008
East Liverpool OH

November 16, 2008
Pittsburgh PA
Latrobe PA
Reels Corners PA
Breezewood PA
Gettysburg PA

November 22, 2008
York PA
Lancaster PA
Coatesville PA

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