Man Attempts a 3,600 Mile Run to Raise Money Money for 9/11 Firefighters

(KUSA) Step by step for 3,600 miles with his homemade American flag cape flying in the breeze, Jeff Venable is on a cross-country run to raise money for firefighters.

The charity has three goals: giving safety equipment to volunteer firefighters, helping those who lost their spouses in the line-of-duty and burn victim research.

"It's a national charity, so to kick it off really big, we thought we would do a big national event, so running across country became the answer," Venable says.

He took a break from pounding the pavement in Fairplay, Colorado to get a few quick pictures and talk to people.

After that, it's back to the road and his run. So far, Jeff has been on the road for about 50 days, covering a little more than 1500 miles on his way from Oregon to New York City.

"My big goal is to get to New York City for the 9/11 ceremonies," Venable explains.

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