A former Scarborough fireman is to run 1,000 miles over 44 days in the USA this summer.
Justin Rowe, who was a watch manager at Malton fire station, will run from Bar Harbor in Maine to the Marine Corps war memorial at Arlington in Virginia.
The Atlantic coast cycle route passes through nine states and will take Justin through national parks, small towns and cities.
He will be pulling a Burley Nomad trailer carrying his equipment.
Various fire departments will provide him with rest and lodgings.
The money he raises through sponsorship will go to the Allied Forces Foundation, which supports injured military veterans and their carers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Justin served in the army for 12 years and has just retired from the fire service after 21 years.
He has been running and fundraising in the UK and USA for over 20 years. In 2013, he was part of a team of four firefighters who ran to all 215 fire houses in the five boroughs of New York. They covered 376 miles in seven days, raising money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.
Justin said: “I would like to say a big thank you to my main sponsors, Providence UK and Burley USA, and everyone else who has supported my fundraising over the years”.
To sponsor Justin, go to www.firstgiving.com/ fundraiser/ justin-rowe/ run2DC.