NEW YORK STATE -- A New York City man is making a more than 350 mile trek from New York City to Albany County, all to raise awareness and money for youth fitness programs.
Kenneth Posner, seen here completing a 135 mile ultra-marathon in Brazil, is taking the route known as The Long Path. That's a 355 mile trail beginning on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge and ending in Altamont. His trip began Sunday morning.
Of the 119 people who have completed the route, the fastest known time is 12 days. Posner is attempting to do it in seven.
"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. And the goal is a very slow jog on the downhills and flat parts and a fast hike on the uphill," said Posner.
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.