Greensboro runners to join ‘female Forrest Gump’ as she jogs across the country for veterans

Anna Judd

Anna Judd

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The “female Forrest Gump” plans to jog through Greensboro on Tuesday as part of a cross-country run to raise awareness about veterans’ issues.

Anna Judd plans to jog through Greensboro as part of a run across the country. Organizers said she left from Venice Beach on March 22 and is heading to New York City.

She said she is running across America to raise awareness about the needs of veterans. She reportedly runs about 30 miles a day, and has already run over 2,700 miles.

Organizers call her the “female Forrest Gump” and said Judd is an artist and performer from Los Angeles.

Judd will leave from High Point around 6 a.m. Tuesday and run nearly 22 miles to Off’n Running Sports at 3731 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, where she will take a break and meet with local veterans, according to an organizer.

Local runners in the Greensboro area can join Judd on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Off’n Running Sports.

A 10k run is planned, which an organizer said will end at Lake Townsend. Afterwards, Harper’s Restaurant at Friendly Center plans to host the participating runners.

Thousands of people have joined her along the route from California to North Carolina, and more are expected as she runs through the Eastern Seaboard, according to organizers.

She has 650 miles left to go, and her run is planned to end with a massive art performance and run into New York City with Freedom Tower being the final destination.

Read more: Anna Judd’s Facebook page

4 comments

    • Martinez de Pasqually

      Perhaps a more eloquent invitation would be met with a proper response and success for yourself Mr. Diddley !! As long as their would be room in your mothers basement for the both of you !!

    • JT

      Don’t think you’ll have much luck, Bo–she appears to be able to read and write. She’s hardly your type.

  • John

    Definitely coming out in support and when im older I hope I can do the same as her very inspirational.

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