SalesForce hosts Phil King For a Fireside Chat

 

Within one week of finishing his cross-country run from Lewes, Delaware to San Francisco, California Phil King was hosted by SalesForce,  the Silicon Valley pioneer of cloud computing for a fireside chat in front of 75+ people and streamed to their ofices globally. 

"... Phil joined us at Salesforce several weeks ago and sat down with Mike Wolff, SVP, SMB Sales, to share his story and the lessons he learned on the open road."

https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/01/phil-king-ran-across-the-us.html

 

 

 

THE BIG FINISH TAKE 2: OCEAN BEACH SAN FRANCISCO

This incredible journey that started with my feet in the Atlantic Ocean will finally end when I reach Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Sunday, November 27 at or around 12 pm (noon)! Totaling over 4,400 miles, I ran through forests, over mountains and through the desert of Nevada and Utah.

I will start my final run at 11 am by running across the Golden Gate Bridge via the East pedestrian walkway and exiting at the Golden Gate Welcome Center. We are anticipating additional volunteers to be at the Golden Gate Welcome Center looking to join me for final my run to Ocean Beach.

Those who would like to cheer and/or join me for my final run can do so by meeting at the Golden Gate Welcome Center. It is HIGHLY ADVISED not to drive to the welcome center, parking is limited and expect big delays approaching and exiting the parking lot.

If you have to drive please consider using the View Parking Lot (in GPS View Parking on Merchant Road, San Francisco, CA 94129)

If you have to drive please consider using the View Parking Lot (in GPS View Parking on Merchant Road, San Francisco, CA 94129)

From Website: http://goldengatebridge.org/visitors/directions.php

NOTE: We strongly recommend using the other means of visiting the Bridge as described on this page. Parking is extremely limited at both the southeast and northeast visitor areas of the Bridge, and ongoing construction projects in the area may temporarily close roads leading to the Bridge.

UBER and LYFT are available and easy to use in their respective home city: 
Destination: Golden Gate Welcome Center

  • First-time users can use this PROMO Code for a LYFT credit: joe3362

The anticipated running route from the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center to the finish at Ocean Beach is shown in the attached map. This is subject to change but a great guide for those want to cheer me on. 

  • Lincoln BLVD through the Presidio to 25th Ave
  • 25th Ave & Fulton St. to Golden Gate Park 
  • JFK Drive to Great Highway @ Ocean Beach
  • Great Highway to Balboa, enter Beach 
  • Then finally, the moment I've been waiting so long for as I get to jump into the PACIFIC OCEAN!!!!

You can also meet up and wait for my arrival with additional volunteers and supporters at Ocean Beach. I will be entering Ocean Beach at Balboa & Great Highway.

"I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah"

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Congratulations Logan Combs

While on my run today, I met Logan Combs! He is also just about to finish his cross country adventure that started in Charleston, South Carolina. He will be finishing on Tuesday in San Francisco!

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100% Vegetarian Powered Running

Amazingly, Phil King can Run Across America for Suicide Prevention and stay true to his vegetarian roots.

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Day 233: (4,357.23 Total Miles) International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Running

I've spent a great deal of time thinking about losing my mother during this whole journey but even more so than usual yesterday. I didn't want to get out of bed but I knew it was the right thing to get out and run. I decided to focus on all the good memories of my mother and let those carry me through the day. It was still difficult to try to find energy but I also had some new friends who probably didn't even realize how much they were helping push through all the emotions and the rain that just wouldn't seem to stop.

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Day 232: (4,330.87 Total Miles) Shingle Springs Running

Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
~Tim Noakes

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Thank You California Highway Patrol

From their Facebook Page: 

While on patrol this morning, one of the Placerville CHP officers came across this young man running on the shoulder of US 50 near Pollock Pines and Camino. Mr. King explained that he was running for a cause, Suicide Prevention & Awareness. His run began in Lewes Delaware and he is destined for San Francisco. Mr. King was advised of a safer (legal) route to run through El Dorado County that would keep him off the freeway. Keep going Mr. King... it's all down hill from here!

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Day 231 (4,303.49 Total Miles) Placerville Running

" Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance- you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
~Doris Brown Heritage

After cutting a run short and taking a day off to injury, I put up a 30 mile day. Maybe I'm feeling better or just maybe I was trying to impress David Warady, the Winner of the 1992 Race Across America. David has been kind enough to be my one man support crew these last 3 days. For me, It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to become friends with someone I look up to. I've never been the kind of guy to ask another man for his autograph or even wear an athletes jersey but I have no problem saying that David is one of my heroes. His running accomplishments far exceed even my loftiest goals so it was an honor and a privilege to be able to spend so much time hanging out with him.

 

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Donation Request: Help Phil With His Final 200 Miles

On March 28th, 2016 Phil King touched the Atlantic Ocean and took the first steps of his 4,400 + mile run west in his journey to raise awareness for suicide prevention. After losing his mother and then close friend within 6-months of one another running across the United States went from an idea to reality. 

With over $40,000 dollars raised from his savings, friends and family Phil had planned to finish his run at or around Sunday, October, 16th. Between a lack of roadside support for the final 2,000 + miles and a growing list of injuries Phil is now scheduled to complete is run on Sunday, November 27th. 

As we anticipate Phil's arrival to Ocean Beach in San Francisco 6+ weeks later than he originally planned, Phil's funds are running dangerously low.  These are funds Phil uses for nutrition (Phil is a vegetarian), water and primarily gas for his Jayco 32 ft Granite Ridge RV. 

If you'd like to help Phil with a donation please click the link included: www.runforlisaking.link/GoFundMe

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Thank You David Warady

Another special day as I got to meet one of my heroes in David Warady! David completed his own run across America in 1992 and has been involved in the USA Crossers community ever since. I've only been in touch with him for a couple weeks but in that time he has provided me with invaluable advice and words of encouragement. Today, he is supporting my run and checking in on me every few miles. I am truly blessed to have made so many amazing and inspirational friends while on this journey! 

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Day 229: (4,272,93 Total Miles) Kyburtz Running

More injury problems so I had to cut it short. No matter how hard this gets, I will stick to the rules I set about my journey long before I ever started it and track every single step. The amount of frustration I feel at being so close to the finish line while having these problems can be overwhelming but I'm doing my best to stay positive and keep moving forward

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Day 228 (4,254.80 Total Miles)Zephyr Running

Having the second GPS watch really came through today. Joe brought his camera and wasn't shy. 

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Thank You Joe Gonsalves

Yesterday was exciting as not only did I cross i to California but I also was finally able to meet Joe Gonsalves! Joe has been the man behind the scenes of this cross country journey in many aspects. He has helped me plan my route, set up media coverage and find support drivers. He even drove out himself to personally support my runs the past two days. What says even more about him is that he has done all of this out of the goodness of his own heart. I'll be forever grateful for all the support he has provided these past months! 

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Welcome to The Golden State

Welcome to California signs when you cross the state line in South Lake Tahoe. Just casinos, retail stores, and casinos.  

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Day 226(4,228.31 Total Miles) Spooner Pass Running

The climb up Spooner Pass was uneventful but going down was another story. I got a late start to my run so the sun went down on me and I was left to finish the run in the dark. Normally, that's not a problem at all but running along Highway 50 near Lake Tahoe where there is no shoulder and heavy traffic was extremely dangerous. I was forced to mostly walk and even had to climb over the guardrail many times to wait for the traffic to pass. I would say finishing this run was one of the top ten most dangerous things I've ever done in my life.

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Day 219: (4,196.43 Total Miles) Silver Spring Running

 I am truly sorry for how badly I'm about to clog up your Facebook feed.

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Day 217: (4,168.86 Total Miles) Fallon Running #2

I'm very far behind on my blog so I will be posting most of these runs without talking about the day just to get this over with. On this day, the battery on my GPS watch died early so I now have 2 so I won't have to cut any run short for this reason again. When the battery on the first one dies now I can just switch over to the other one and keep going. With the problems I've been having due to injuries it's very frustrating to lose miles on a day I was feeling good enough to run.

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Surprise Visit: Chris West

I had a nice surprise last night when Chris West showed up outside the RV last night! My dad was in on the surprise so I had no idea he was coming. Chris completed his walk across the country last Friday in Newport, Oregon. Our paths never crossed before yesterday but we have been in touch the whole time. I've felt like he was with me the whole time as we shared stories, provided support and joked around in snapchat. Congrats on finishing your transcon brother!! Can't wait until we meet again!

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Day 216: (4,146.86 Total Miles) Fallon Running

Congratulations to all my friends back home who are Cubs fans! Enjoy the moment, you certainly deserve it after sticking by them all these years. I can't even imagine how crazy the parade is going to be tomorrow.

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