Canton Runner Completes Initial Stage of Dreamed Across America Run
Canton runner Dan Dominie, 55 recently completed the initial stage of his spiritually guided effort to join the approximately 300 other individuals in recorded history to run or walk their way coast-to-coast across the United States. Starting his adventure from Kittery, Maine beginning the late evening of July 3rd, Dominie then ran his way across both the States of New Hampshire and Vermont before finishing at the New York State border west of Bennington, Vermont just past midnight on July 8th. He averaged 38 miles a day, with 11 miles the first day being the shortest run and 47 miles on the last day the longest. The 162 mile journey set the stage for future connecting runs which will eventually take the long time distance runner to a planned Pacific Ocean finish some 3200 miles away on the West Coast of the United States.
Dominie was supported on this recent New England leg of his journey by his his wife of 25 years, Renee.
Among Dominie’s other long distance adventures have been as the only known person to make a documented double crossing run of New York State, 281 miles in 5 days, west to east in 1992 in support role, and 271 miles in 8 days, north to south in 2017 unsupported. He has also double crossed the entire northern St. Lawrence County on foot unsupported in 6 days for 162 miles in 2018. Describing his foot travels as something between holistic self-discovery and pleasurable pain, he challenges conventional travel means in unique opportunity to seeing our communities from a pace more exulting to the senses; something he encourages others in the community in trying as well.