An ultra marathon runner from California is making his way to the east
coast, logging 35 to 40 miles a day.
Fifty-five-year-old John Radich began his 3,700-mile cross country jog in
Santa Monica, California in August 2010. His goal is to travel the famed
Route 66 to Chicago, journey to New York City and finally go to
Washington D.C., all to draw awareness to stemming school violence and
promoting youth wellness.
International, a nonprofit group founded in 1984 by L. Ron Hubbard, the
man who created the Church of Scientology. Radich and his trip
companions will distribute 'Way to Happiness' booklets and DVDs to young
people along the way. The booklet, which Hubbard authored in 1981, is
said to be a moral code to prevent decay in society.