Jim started his journey on October 1st this year, with the goal of running 20,000 miles across the USA over three years. He will engage with thousands of children in schools along the route, highlighting the importance of a healthy lifestyle and promoting the benefits of daily exercise and good nutrition in the fight against childhood obesity.
Visiting major cities in every state, Jim arrived in Katy, TX today, to lead an educational assembly and participate in a series of ‘Talk and Runs’ with primary students from ages 7 to 11.
Another key driver for Jim is to motivate and inspire youth to overcome personal challenges. As an adult with Asperger Syndrome, Jim is passionate about raising awareness that conditions on the autism spectrum do not need to be viewed negatively.
“This is an amazing opportunity for our students and parents to meet such an inspirational man as he pursues this challenge. He truly embodies the school’s 12 learner profiles, which are rooted in our belief that through ambition and optimism there is no limit to what can be learned or achieved.”
- Andrew Derry, Principal
About Jim Plunkett-Cole
Jim Plunkett-Cole is pursuing a 20,000 mile educational run-challenge adventure across America to tackle sedentary lifestyles and the global obesity epidemic in children and adults. Jim created the ‘daily active’ Kx365 social media initiative for adults to be physically active every day for a year with no day missed. To date nearly, 1,000 people have accepted the challenge. Jim participates in major events including The Rolling Stones at the Glastonbury Festival, The Solstice at Stonehenge, Central London and many others. He has raised thousands of charitable dollars for good causes. Jim has run at least 10K every day for more than three years without missing a day and started his latest challenge on October 1, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.