In 2020 Shan ran 3,255 miles across the United States from San Francisco to the Connecticut coast, raising awareness and more than $45,000 for Foodshare, part of Feeding America. You can find out more about that trip here.
Starting on April 16th, 2022, and finishing on July 2nd, 2022, Shan ran nearly 3,000 miles from Key West to the Canadian border along the East Coast Greenway, making him the first person to run the entire trail.
The journey was unique in that Shan was supported the entire route by his partner Joshuaine (Josh), who towed all of their supplies by bicycle.
This run/ride was to support the East Coast Greenway in its mission of connecting people to place. The run raised almost $20,000 and brought a lot of attention to the East Coast Greenway. Learn more about their journey here.
The East Coast Greenway is a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida, connecting our nation’s most populated corridor. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, tourism, and more. The Greenway offers a safe place for bicyclists, walkers, runners, and more — of all ages and abilities — to commute, exercise, and visit new destinations.