NEW YORK STATE -- A man from New York City is attempting to make the more than 350 mile trek from New York City to Albany.
It is all part of Kenneth Posner's effort to raise awareness and money for youth fitness programs. The trail he is taking is known as the Long Path. It begins on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge and ends just south of Albany.
Posner started his trip on Sunday morning. Only 119 people have completed the route. The fastest known time is 12 days, and Posner is attempting to do it in just seven days.
"I'm trying to cover 50 miles a day. And I'm doing it on a self supported basis. So I won't have a crew helping me, but I'll have dropped bags of food and supplies at six points along the course. So I won't have to carry six days worth of food on my back, I'll be carrying one days worth of food," explained Posner. "And the goal is a a very slow jog on the downhills and flat parts, and a fast hike on the uphill."
Posner is raising money for the New York Road Runners’ Youth Fitness Programs. The programs provide free resources to children with little or no access to physical activity, in under-served areas in New York and across the Country.