After running 210 miles across Minnesota, Mikah followed the Mississippi River down to the
Magnolia State for 172 miles across what his Instagram voted "America's Most Homophobic State"
Learn how it went via Mikah's Instagram daily updates, the story that appeared Front Page statewide via Mississippi's largest newspaper,
or watch the Tupelo newscast below to see how the LGBTQ-inclusive Outside Safe Space was shared across "America's Most Homophobic State"!
From February 1 - 28 Mikah will run 170 miles across the entire state of Mississippi to promote diversity and inclusion in outdoors culture (more at Adventure Pride). Even during COVID's new normal, this socially-distanced project will take viewers on a journey across the rolling hills of Northern Mississippi--from Elvis' Birthplace to Ole Miss, and the River that gives the state its name!
The journey will also be documented by filmmaker Derek Dodge of Hulu's "Hurley," made possible in part by the Philip N. Knutson Endowment for Lutheran Campus Ministry
- Follow my socials for daily, live updates along the journey!
- Get your own Outside Safe Space symbol (click image)
See my route above!
1. 32 miles from Tremont on the Alabama border to Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo
2. 60 miles to Ole Miss University in historic Oxford
3. 78 miles through northwest Mississippi past the Tunica Casinos, for a "Tremont to Tunica" run, ending in Arkansas on the Mississippi River
4. Celebrate the Finale just up river while "Walking in Memphis"