The Real Forrest Gump

The Real Forrest Gump

Happy 20th Anniversary Forrest Gump

Can you believe it has been 20 years since Forrest Gump hit the scenes?!! Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, and grew a wickedly awesome beard on his run across America. Great film. Right now, in real life, there is a real Forrest Gump running across America. His name is Perry Newburn, and he is from New Zealand.

Perry Newburn is on his way from NY to LA!

On Monday, September 1, Perry Newburn, age 59, began his record-breaking attempt of running from New York to Los Angeles in the shortest time (the current record stands at 46 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes). He is currently in Pennsylvania and on his way to Ohio.

Newburn will be joined at certain legs of his journey by his fellow Moon Joggers, members of an international online running group, who will run portions of the trek alongside Newburn to cheer him on and help raise money for the Sunshine Heroes Foundation and Koru Care of New Zealand.

Follow Perry’s epic run and get daily updates at https://www.facebook.com/perrysrunamericain50days. Like, follow, and share Perry’s journey with your friends and help us support Perry in this inspiring attempt at the world record.

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