KANSAS CITY
DAY 32

 

"DAY 0" - May 28 - Binghamton, N.Y. - State 1 of 48

SPONSORED BY THE STRUB FAMILY

 

Day 1) - May 29 - Burlington, Vt. (2/48) - 294 MILES (294 TOTAL)

SPONSORED BY LEE KARCHAWER (@KAPTAINKOSH) AND PAY AWAY THE LAYAWAY

 

2) - May 30 - York, Maine (3/48) - 241 MILES (535)

SPONSORED BY CHRISTINA RITTER (@CRITTERTASTIC)

 

3) - May 31 - Merrimack, N.H. (4/48) - 71 MILES (606)

SPONSORED BY CHRISTINE STEZZI (@CHRISTINESTEZZI)

 

4) - June 1 - Boston, Mass. (5/48) - 50 MILES (656)

(Rays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY RACHEL SIDITSKY (@RAHELAYA)

 

5) - June 2 - Newport, R.I. (6/48) - 76 MILES (732)

SPONSORED BY JOHN AND GLENDA STRUB (@STRUBSTER)

 

6) - June 3 - Wethersfield, Conn. (7/48) - 141 MILES (873)

(Akron Aeros at New Britain Rock Cats, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY MELISSA KLINKO (@MEKLINKO)

 

7) - June 4 - Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (8/48) - 248 MILES (1121)

(GB Grasshoppers at Lakewood Blue Claws [DH], 11:05 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY CLEAN SWEEP COPY (@CLEANSWEEPCOPY)

 

8) - June 5 - Philadelphia, Pa. (9/48) - 72 MILES (1193)
SPONSORED BY MATT MERRITT (@TENPINSPLIT)

 

9) - June 6 - Baltimore, Md. (10/48) - 102 MILES (1295)

(A's at Orioles, 7:35 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY KELLY BIANCHI (@KELLYBIANCHI1)

 

10) - June 7 - Alexandria, Va. (11/48) - 55 MILES (1350)

SPONSORED BY ERIC SELHORN

 

11) - June 8 - Natrona Heights, Pa. - 341 MILES (1691)

(Brewers at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY STACY CHILDERS

 

12) - June 9 - Cleveland, Ohio (12/48) - 198 MILES (1889)
(B-Mets at Akron Aeros, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY GEOFFREY GARDNER

 

13) - June 10 - Warren, Mich. (13/48) - 204 MILES (2093)

SPONSORED BY BRENDAN O'REILLY (@BRENDANOR)

 

14) - June 11 - Fairborn, Ohio - 242 MILES (2335)

SPONSORED BY HOWEY MITSAKOS (@NOVELSTUDIOS)

 

15) - June 12 - Cincinnati, Ohio - 59 MILES (2394)
(Dodgers at Reds, 12:35 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY KARYN PERESTAM (@KARYNP86)

 

16) - June 13 - Williamson, W.V. - 248 MILES (2642)
SPONSORED BY CHRIS COYNE

 

17) - June 14 - Louisville, Kentucky (14/48) - 242 MILES (2884)
(Hatfield-McCoy Half Marathon)

(Gwinnett Braves at Louisville Bats, 7:05 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY JEFF ESTES

 

-- CROSS TIME ZONE --

 

18) - June 15 - Nashville, Tenn. (15/48) - 194 MILES (3078)
SPONSORED BY JOHN SCOTT

 

19) - June 16 - Nashville, Tenn. - 37 MILES (3115)
SPONSORED BY AMY SHAW AND TEAM MADDIE

 

20) - June 17 - Evansville, Indiana (16/48) - 203 MILES (3318)
SPONSORED BY AMY SHAW AND TEAM MADDIE

 

21) - June  18 - St. Charles, Mo. (17/48) - 202 MILES (3520)
(Mets at Cardinals, 12:45 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY AMY SHAW AND TEAM MADDIE

 

22) - June 19 - Springfield, Ill. (18/48) - 194 MILES (3714)
SPONSORED BY AMY SHAW AND TEAM MADDIE

 

23) - June 20 - Chicago, Ill. - 138 MILES (3852)

(Pirates at Cubs, 1:05 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY CAROL AND DARYL BOUGHNER (@CAROLBOUGHNER)

 

24) - June 21 - Chicago, Ill. - 0 MILES (3852)
(Pirates at Cubs, 3:05 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY SARA DELMAR (@BEABEARCAT)

 

25) - June 22 - Sheboygan, Wis. (19/48) - 154 MILES (4006)
SPONSORED BY DAVID WOZNIAK AND TEAMWORLD

 

26) - June 23 - Green Bay, Wis. - 64 MILES (4070)
SPONSORED BY HOLLY DAGGER (@HOLLYDAGGERHD)

 

27) - June 24 - Minneapolis, Minn. (20/48) - 313 MILES (4383)
SPONSORED BY MIKE WAFFLE

 

28) - June 25 - Fargo, N.D. (21/48) - 243 MILES (4626)
(St. Paul Saints at Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks, 7:02 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY STAFF OF FOOD & FIRE BBQ & TAPHOUSE

 

29) - June 26 - Watertown, S.D. (22/48) - 244 MILES (4870)
SPONSORED BY HOWARD MANGES, DAVE GREBER AND MICHELLE COSTANZA (@HOWARDMANGES & @DGREBER)

 

30) - June 27 - Council Bluffs, Iowa (23/48) - 203 MILES (5073)
SPONSORED BY JASON YAMMINE & 3 J'S HAIR SALON

31) - June 28 - Kansas City, Mo. (24/48) - 185 MILES (5258)
(Sweeney/Owens wedding)
SPONSORED BY JOE GERONIMO (@SLIDEFILM), JAMES WILSON, RYAN HEINLEIN, SCOTT BRADLEY, JEFF FAHERTY & RICKY BENNETT

 

32) - June 29 - Lincoln, Neb. (25/48) - 233 MILES (5491)

(Anaheim Angels at Kansas City Royals, 1:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY MO "MUSIC" TAYLOR

 

33) - June 30 - Salina, Kan. (26/48) - 218 MILES (5709)
SPONSORED BY FRAN HORNICK

 

34) - July 1 - Colby, Kansas - 212 MILES (5921)
SPONSORED BY BRIAN NAYOR & GAS LAMP GYM

 

-- CROSSING TIME ZONE --

 

35) - July 2 - Denver, Colo. (27/48) - 235 MILES (6156)
SPONSORED BY JOSHUA B & BINGSPOT.COM (@JOSHUABONAIR)

 

36) - July 3 - Denver, Colo. - 148 MILES (6304)
SPONSORED BY KATHLEEN LABARRE GORDON

 

37) - July 4 - Denver, Colo. - 135 MILES (6439)
(Half on the Fourth Half Marathon in Colorado Springs)
SPONSORED BY AMBER WAFFLE

 

38) - July 5 - Rawlins, Wyo. (28/48) - 276 MILES (6715)
SPONSORED BY JAY BOULIA & HOLLY WOOD (@JAYBOULIA)

 

39) - July 6 - Evanston, Wyo. - 226 MILES (6941)
SPONSORED BY ANDREA KUCHINSKI & FROM THICK 2 THIN (@AKUCHINSKI)

 

40) - July 7 - Sandy, Utah (29/48) - 91 MILES (7032)
(surprise my young cousin)
SPONSORED BY LISA DIVIRGILIO & THE DIVIRGILIO FAMILY (@LISADIVIRGILIO)

 

41) - July 8 - Butte, Montana (30/48) - 548 MILES (7580)
(Yellowstone National Park)
SPONSORED BY ALEX RACKETA & WHITNEY BEAL

 

-- CROSS TIME ZONE --

 

42) - July 9 - Couer D'Alene, Idaho (31/48) - 287 MILES (7867)
SPONSORED BY STEVE SEEPERSAUD

 

43) - July 10 - Seattle, Wash. (32/48) - 311 MILES (8178)
SPONSORED BY THERESA SETTER & FAMILY

 

44) - July 11 - Seattle, Wash. - 7 MILES (8185)

(Twins at M's, 7:10 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY CHRIS OLSEN

 

45) - July 12 - Hillsboro, Ore. (33/48) - 243 MILES (8428)
SPONSORED BY PATRICIA WROBEL

 

46) - July 13 - Portland, Ore. - 54 MILES (8482)
(Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon)
SPONSORED BY JULIE KOCHIS

 

47) - July 14 - Central Point, Ore. - 285 MILES (8767)
SPONSORED BY ELISE GROSE (@ELISE2G)

 

48) - July 15 - Central Point, Ore. - 0 MILES (8767)
SPONSORED BY LIAM OLIVER

 

49) - July 16 - Redding, Cali. (34/48) - 163 MILES (8930)

SPONSORED BY ASHLEY MERRILL

 

50) - July 17 - San Francisco, Cali. - 219 MILES (9149)
SPONSORED BY BOB AT RUBY'S RESTAURANT, YORK, MAINE

 

51) - July 18 - Oakland, Cali. - 13 MILES (9162)

SPONSORED BY CATHERINE JOHNSON OF ALBANY, N.Y.

(Orioles at A's, 7:05 p.m.)

 

52) - July 19 - San Francisco, Cali. - 26 MILES (9188)
SPONSORED BY PAUL DISTASIO
(Orioles at A's, 6:05 p.m.)

 

53) - July 20 - San Francisco, Cali. - 0 MILES (9188)

SPONSORED BY PAUL NOVAK (@PWNOVAK)

 

54) - July 21 - San Francisco, Cali. - 6 MILES (9194)

SPONSORED BY GREG RE

 

55) - July 22 - Santa Monica, Cali. - 396 MILES (9590)

SPONSORED BY ANDREW SINDELL (@SENORSINDELL)

 

56) - July 23 - Las Vegas, Nev. (35/48) - 293 MILES (9883)
SPONSORED BY ERIC SCHWARTZ (@RITZBITZ64)

 

57) - July 24 - Las Vegas, Nev. - 24 MILES (9907)
SPONSORED BY KRISTINE TRANZ AND THE LAKEWOOD BLUE CLAWS (@BLUECLAWS)

 

58) - July 25 - Flagstaff, Ariz. (36/48) - 364 MILES (10271)
SPONSORED BY VINNY DISPIGNO

 

59) - July 26 - Albuquerque, N.M. (37/48) - 391 MILES (10662)
SPONSORED BY MICHELLE TERRY

 

-- CROSS TIME ZONE --

 

60) - July 27 - Amarillo, Texas (38/48) - 290 MILES (10952)
SPONSORED BY NANCY AND NESTOR AVELLA

61) - July 28 - Oklahoma City (39/48) - 291 MILES (11243)
SPONSORED BY TOM HOWARD

 

62) - July 29 - Dallas, Texas - 228 MILES (11471)
SPONSORED BY ALAN MONTELEONE

 

63) - July 30 - Houston, Texas - 248 MILES (11719)

(A's at Astros, 1:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY EVAN DRELLICH (@EVANDRELLICH)

 

64) - July 31 - FLY FROM HOUSTON TO BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (FLIGHT DISTANCE: 1,608 MILES) - 19 MILES (11738)

SPONSORED BY TIM LIGHT

 

65) - Aug. 1 - ITHACA, N.Y. - 0 MILES (11738)

SPONSORED BY JOE WHITE (@MRFLYINGPIGHD)

 

66) - Aug. 2 - ITHACA, N.Y. - 0 MILES (11738)
(Boulia Wedding)

SPONSORED BY BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN COUNTY EXECUTIVE TROY STRECKENBACH

 

67) - Aug. 3 - FLY BACK TO HOUSTON, Texas - 38 MILES (11776)

SPONSORED BY KRISTIE SHAW

 

68) - Aug. 4 - Houston, Texas - 0 MILES (11776)

SPONSORED BY PEGGY M.

 

69) - Aug. 5 - Texarkana, Ark. (40/48) - 317 MILES (12093)

SPONSORED BY KEVIN DUBLIN

 

70) - Aug. 6 - Alexandria, La. (41/48) - 231 MILES (12324)

SPONSORED BY TIFFANY GONZALEZ

 

71) - Aug. 7 - New Orleans, La. - 210 MILES (12534)

SPONSORED BY JANE LEE (@JANEMLB)

 

72) - Aug. 8 - New Orleans, La. - 16 MILES (12550)

SPONSORED BY ROBERT KARCHAWER

 

73) - Aug. 9 - New Orleans, La. - 0 MILES (12550)

SPONSORED BY ROBERT KARCHAWER

 

74) - Aug. 10 - New Orleans, La. - 0 MILES (12550)

SPONSORED BY ROBERT KARCHAWER

 

75) - Aug. 11 - Biloxi, Miss. (42/48) - 100 MILES (12650)

SPONSORED BY BETH BAMBERGER

 

76) - Aug. 12 - Mobile, Ala. (43/48) - 81 MILES (12731)

SPONSORED BY TOM DORAN

 

-- CROSS TIME ZONE --

 

77) - Aug. 13 - Orlando, Fla. (44/48) - 509 MILES (13240)
SPONSORED BY CLEAN SWEEP COPY (@CLEANSWEEPCOPY)

 

78) - Aug. 14 - Orlando, Fla.

DISNEY WORLD
SPONSORED BY DAVE CLARK

 

79) - Aug. 15 - Sun City Center, Fla. - 101 MILES (13341)

(Yankees at Rays, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY JEAN CRESCENZO

 

80) - Aug. 16 - Sandy Springs, Ga. (45/48) - 495 MILES (13836)

(A's at Braves, 7:05 p.m.)
SPONSORED BY JONATHAN STAFFORD

 

81) - Aug. 17 - Sandy Springs, Ga. - 0 MILES (13836)
SPONSORED BY STACEY THOMAS

 

82) - Aug. 18 - Greenville, S.C. (46/48) - 340 MILES (14176)
SPONSORED BY JO HETTWER

 

83) - Aug. 19 - Charlotte, N.C. (47/48) - 218 MILES (14394)

(Gwinnett Braves at Charlotte Knights, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY SCOTT BROWN AND THE CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

 

84) - Aug. 20 - Raleigh, N.C. - 249 MILES (14643)
(Frederick Keys at Carolina Mudcats, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY KERRI STRUB

 

85) - Aug. 21 - Richmond, Va. - 165 MILES (14808)

(New Britain Rock Cats at Richmond Spiders, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY JEAN CRESCENZO

 

86) - Aug. 22 - Washington, D.C. - 107 MILES (14915)

(Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY MICHAEL SHARP

 

87) - Aug. 23 - Washington, D.C. - 15 MILES (14390)

(#TeamStrub 29th Birthday Celebration)

SPONSORED BY YOU? BUY A #TEAMSTRUB T-SHIRT HERE

 

88) - Aug. 24 - Wilmington, Del. (48/48) - 124 MILES (15054)

(Official completion of lower 48 states)

SPONSORED BY JEAN CRESCENZO

 

89) - Aug. 25 - Huntington Station, N.Y. - 180 MILES (15234)
(Home, sweet home)

SPONSORED BY JANE STRUB, CHARLES STRUB AND THE ENTIRE STRUB FAMILY

 

90) - Aug. 26 - Binghamton, N.Y. - 250 MILES (15484)
(New Britain Rock Cats at Binghamton Mets [DH], 5:30 p.m.)

SPONSORED BY #TEAMSTRUB 2015

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Hi, I'm Chris.

 

During the summer of 2014, I took an epic roadtrip around the lower 48 states. This poorly made website is my best effort to show you just how awesome the journey was.

 

The trip started May 29 in Binghamton, N.Y., and ended in that same city on Aug. 26. All in all, I drove 15,484 miles; visited 18 baseball stadiums; ran three half-marathons; attended one wedding, & served as a groomsman in another; sold a t-shirt to a county executive in Wisconsin; met up with close family in Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay & Kansas City. (No, I did not go to Alaska or Hawaii.) To see photos of all of this, check out my Instagram: @ChrisStrub. (And don't just lurk -- follow!)

 

The trip raised some money, & plenty of awareness, for a charity called Pay Away the Layaway. The charity was founded by Lee Karchawer, a Binghamton U. grad from Goshen, N.Y. [Related: In housing search, Binghamton University alum leaves no stone unturned - BU Pipe Dream, Summer 2014) I announced a $1,000 donation at my birthday party in Arlington, Va., on Aug. 23; all proceeds from my t-shirt sales now through Christmas will also go to PATL. (You can buy one here.)

 

To read more about my motivations & intentions, check out the blog link to the right. I did some writing before the trip, a little on the road & a little more after it all ended. You can also watch more video on my YouTube channel, like this and this.

 

A lot of people ask what happens next. Well, I moved south ... I'm currently the General Manager of Sbarro #318, at Haywood Mall in Greenville, South Carolina. (Try our limited-time 3 Pepper Chicken!) I'm working on writing a book, though that process is moving slowly. I'm also now a paid spokesman for QuikPod, the selfie stick you'll notice in many of my photos. (Again, the best place to see all the photos from my trip is on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ChrisStrub)

 

I would love to speak to your organization about the trip, and/or what it's like to pursue a dream. For media inquiries and/or speaking engagement opportunities, please contact me at chrisstrub (at) gmail (dot) com, or Tweet me - @ChrisStrub.

 

 

 

 

Too much text? Don't just read the list of cities ... see them all on my Instagram ... www.instagram.com/ChrisStrub

 

This is not the end ... this is just the beginning ... #TeamStrub2015 ... #ComeWithMeNow