Saturday, July 18, 2015
From the Gretna Breeze/Omaha World Herald In Eastern Nebraska
POSTED: SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 1:00 AM
A California woman has reached the halfway point in her 3,652-mile journey along U.S. Route 6 and is expected to reach the Gretna area on Monday.
Long-distance runner and singer/songwriter Aprylle Gilbert entered Nebraska on July 7 and averages 30 miles per day, which will place her in the local area sometime over the weekend or early next week.
The resident of San Jose, Calif., began her journey on May 11 in Long Beach, Calif., and plans to continue to Provincetown, Mass.
Gilbert would be the first person to run U.S. Route 6 from coast to coast, according to the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Her coast-to-coast charity run is in support of Washington United Youth Center in Santa Clara County, Calif., a nonprofit organization providing afterschool care for underserved children.
Gilbert plans to write a book and produce a video of her adventure when the run is finished.
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 1:05 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|Gilbert conquers Colorado on coast-to-coast run|
|WRITTEN BY HOLYOKE ENTERPRISE|
Holyoke was a welcome sight for extreme distance runner Aprylle Gilbert because it meant she had conquered Colorado, one of the hardest stretches of her run across the United States along historic Route 6.
Holyoke Mayor Orville Tonsing, pictured second from left, presents Gilbert with a commemorative Holyoke coin and pin as she passes through town Monday, July 6. Also welcoming her are Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky, at left; Colorado U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association executive director Ken Oltjenbruns, at right; and Holyoke City Council member John Schneider and Holyoke Enterprise managing editor Darci Tomky, not pictured.
Gilbert and her support driver enjoyed a rest and Holyoke’s hospitality while staying with hosts Steve and Cherrie Brown a couple nights this week before heading into Nebraska.
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 1:58 PM