100 Days. 3000+ Miles. 15 Major Cities.

Uniting America
The Amazing Friendship Run 2021

Come meet the real life inspiration for the iconic Forrest Gump, as well as international celebrities and more. Be part of one man’s incredible endurance as he spreads hope, faith, and friendship.
100 Days. 3000+ Miles. 15 Major Cities.

Uniting America
The Amazing Friendship Run 2021

Come meet the real life inspiration for the iconic Forrest Gump, as well as international celebrities and more. Be part of one man’s incredible endurance as he spreads hope, faith, and friendship.

Follow Along With Stan

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One Man
Coast to Coast

This summer, Stan will embark on a 100-day, 3,000-mile “Friendship Run” from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. with socially-distanced outdoor events and celebrity guest appearances along the way. Stay tuned here to follow every step of Stan’s journey and be sure to come wave hello when he passes though your city.

15 Major Cities Over 100 Days

Socially distanced, outdoor events with fun filled days and special first appearances

Supporting Amazing Causes

O.U.R. (Operation Underground Railroad) has made a significant impact in the fight to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by rescuing and supporting thousands of survivors in 28 countries and 26 U.S. states

Stan Cottrell

At 77 years old, Stan is a veteran ultra-long distance runner and Guinness World Record holder. He has run over 250,000 miles across 40 different countries in the last 70 years, including two previous coast-to-coast treks across the United States. Currently, Stan holds the record for the fastest TransAmerica run taking just 48 days.

Stan has received over 300 awards from U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, and nationally recognized service organizations for promoting international goodwill and the U.S. image abroad.

Real-Life
Forrest Gump

Our Sponsors & Partners

The Amazing Friendship Run could not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors working alongside us to improve lives and outcomes.