A renowned ultra-marathoner has taken on the challenge of running 250 miles from New York City to Annapolis, in order to raise money for a new monument at the United States Naval Academy. Runner Tom McGrath (bio here) is on the road today and heading south, expected to arrive in Annapolis on the morning of 28 July. He will run more than a full marathon every day.
The monument project is being sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. They are raising funds to honor Commodore John Barry with a monument at the gate bearing his name on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Barry was a Continental Navy captain and hero of the American Revolution, and was appointed the senior captain of the re-organized Navy in 1794.
To learn more about McGrath, his route, and the monument, please visit www.barryrun.com. He is expected to arrive at the Barry Gate in Annapolis the morning of 28 July, before 10:00AM. If you plan to attend and cheer him on to the finish line, please arrive early.