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NYC Trek 2007

Press Release


The Real New York City Marathon

Two Men Trek 150 Miles Through the Big Apple


WHO: Rob Moncure and Matt Green

WHAT: A five-day, 150-mile walk through the streets, trails, beaches, and parks of New York City

WHEN: Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8, 2007

WHERE: Beginning on the boardwalk in Staten Island, concluding at the Battery

WHY: It’s a great city, and our legs aren’t getting any younger

Starting on Monday morning, June 4, Matt Green and Rob Moncure will embark upon a grueling quest to conquer the wild streets of Gotham.  Armed with some drinking water, a lot of socks, and an emergency roll of toilet paper, they will set out on an ambitious urban expedition, trekking more than 150 miles by foot across the great rugged expanse of New York City.  When and if they survive this daring odyssey, they will no doubt have a great bounty of stories and riches to share with us all.

However, there is much more to this voyage than the mere journey from one place to the next.  Rob and Matt will carry with them a checklist of crucial tasks that must be completed before their adventure can be considered a success.  Among the ranks of these daunting challenges are such herculean feats as riding a camel, getting a haircut, and performing music on a subway platform.

So roll over, Lewis and Clark.  And tell Neil Armstrong the news.  The pantheon of great American explorers is about to get a little more crowded.

More information is available at www.burnsomedust.com.  Periodic updates during the walk will be available by calling a voicemail line: (718) 407-4697.