FKT Attempts We're Tracking

FKT attempts we're tracking right now. (Tap each to expand.)

  • You do not need to inform us in advance (except for Premier Routes).
  • We do suggest you post your intentions in a comment on the route page.
  • Live tracking is optional, and we’ll only add it to this “Tracking Now” area for efforts expected to be longer than 24 hours (you can also post your tracker info in comments on the route).
  • Our 10 Premier Routes (see Guidelines) require you to announce your attempt in advance, and live tracking is strongly recommended.
Billy "Wahoo" Meredith on Triple Crown of Thru-Hiking (USA)
Complete - New FKT!

32.589741, -116.466981

Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

Tomorrow morning at roughly 7:39am pt I will be starting my Calendar Year Triple Crown FKT attempt from the Southern Terminus of the PCT. I will be using my inreach mini to post location updates every four hours while on this hike, and my tracking link is https://share.garmin.com/billymeredithcytc

Jenny Hoffman on Trans America Run (USA)
Complete - New FKT!

39.7392358, -104.990251

Athlete: Jenny Hoffman
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

On Sat, Sept 16, I'll start a supported FKT attempt from San Francisco to New York and on to Boston, initially following largely the same route as the current FKT holders Pete Kostelnick and Sandra Villines (e.g. https://share.garmin.com/peterkostelnick, with a few minor variations). I've been in touch with both Pete and Sandra about this directly.

I registered with Guinness for the trans-USA record. I initially submitted start & end points of LA & Boston, but discovered just yesterday that hurricane Hilary washed out most pedestrian-accessible roads around LA, so we made a last-minute decision to drive north to SF and run the same SF-to-NY route as Pete & Sandra. Ideally I will continue on to my original planned destination of Boston, but I will stop the Guinness clock at NY city hall.

I'll post updates & photos on facebook @runjennyrunUSA, and my live tracking will be at https://share.garmin.com/runjennyrun

 

Callie Vinson on Maricopa Loop (AZ)
Complete - New FKT!

33.362864200026, -111.98614507914

Athlete: Callie Vinson
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

The plan for this attempt is to start November 22nd (next Wednesday) using a Garmin InReach Mini 2 for tracking as well as my Coros watch. Here's a link to the map I've created via Garmin: share.garmin.com/calliesadventure

 

Here's also a link to the route via Gaia: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/folder/0d39bf6f-5ab6-46b9-b6ed-1b51c2bd1668/?layer=Satellite

 

As far as tracking availability, I've decided I'll make my MapShare public around the 100 mile mark since that's when pacers will join in and will be with me until the end! 

Hunter Leininger on Florida Trail (FL)
Complete - New FKT!

25.857191, -81.033783

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

12/27/2023 I'll begin my Supported FKT Attempt of the Florida Trail. Heading NOBO, same route as the previous overall FKT (West Lake-O and Eastern Orlando Corridor). I'm hoping to reach Fort Pickens within 22 days!

I'll be tracking the entire run with a Coros watch and will be uploading the data publically to Strava throughout the attempt.

I'll also be carrying a Live GPS Tracker every single mile so anyone can follow along exactly where I am at all times https://live.enabledtracking.com/flfkt2023/.

I'll also be posting videos and pictures every day of this attempt, over on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hunter_leininger/

Massive respect to everyone who has attempted or set an FKT on this incredible trail, you all are incredible! I can't wait to explore my entire home state!!