The Man

Learn more about Jon Beeby - The man who walked across America in 2011.

The Charity

Find out who Jon is walking all this way for.

What Now?

Find out what Jon has been up to since the walk.

The site has only been launched recently so these are only questions that i have been asked by friends. If you have any questions then please Contact Me.

What is Tag Rugby?

Tag Rugby, also known in the USA as flag rugby or flag rugby league, is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it, or shorts with velcro patches. The mode of play is similar to rugby league with attacking players attempting to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by “tagging” – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier. Tag rugby is also used as a development game by the rugby union community.

How can I donate if I am in another country?

It is very easy. JustGiving accepts donations globally, the only requirement is a credit, debit card or a Paypal account. Donations are made in pounds sterling (£ GBP), so it might be useful to use a currency convertor before donating. There are absolutely loads to choose from on the internet, but one that is suggested is XE – http://www.XE.com/ucc Once you know how much you would like to donate in GBP, you just enter this into the box under Enter an amount (for example, to donate £10, enter 10.00) and follow the donation process as normal. When the donation appears on your bank statement, it will show the equivalent in your own currency. It’s also worth remembering that your bank/credit card company may charge extra fees for international transactions, so you may wish to contact them before donating to find out.

What shoes are you wearing?

I have been advised that with the amount I am walking, walking boots will be too heavy and trainers will fall apart too quickly. I am aiming to use a a Trail Trainer, almost a half and half. The make of which I am still researching so if you have any useful information then please contact us.

How are you planning your route?

Due to the length of the walk there is no program you can just drop in New York to LA walking route. The procedure is actually quite painstaking. I am using Google maps to get the basic direction then I am using street view to make sure that the roads it suggests have footpaths on them (sometimes it sends me down freeways or motorways). When I have the road I then re-map it in mapmyrun.com as this then gives me far more intricate details what how each day of my walk will pan out