Week 4 Updates

Week 4 updates through Instagram posts/photos and notes. For more daily updates please follow Sam Bencheghib directly via his instagram channel.


@sambencheghib on August 23rd, 2019 | Day 28: Retiring my first @adidas x @parley.tv shoes after 482 miles 👋
These shoes have a lot of stories to tell. Not only have they helped me run through highways, dirt roads and sidewalks in scorching heat and thunderstorms through 4 states, but they also help me reinforce the message behind this run across America and the need to protect our ocean by fighting marine plastic. What was once the very material that was sitting on shorelines around the world, now acts as some of the best performance shoes in the world.

Although it is now time for pair no. 2, I’m keeping these with me and making sure they find a second life ♻️

482/3101 MILES
Photo by Joshua Madre


@sambencheghib on August 25th, 2019 | Two days ago I hit 500 miles !! We’ve now been on the road for a month and as encouraging as these milestones are, the amount of plastic bottles I’ve seen on the side of the road has been overwhelming. So we decided to pick up 500 plastic bottles in a day and the sadder truth is that we can’t find any recycling facilities that will take them in and recycle them. This has been a wake up call to see the lack of recycling efforts available in the 5 states we’ve been in. So we are keeping them with us in our small RV until we find a proper home for them 🌊

We can all be a part of the solution by using a reusable bottle ♻️


Gary Bencheghib