“Today is the day it all begins…”

Terry starts the day by travelling with Doug to Outer Cove Beach to collect two bottles of Atlantic seawater. He plans on keeping one as a souvenir, and pouring the second one in the Pacific Ocean when he arrives home, but the blustery ocean carries out one to sea.

At 3pm Terry meets Mayor Dorothy Wyatt, has a brief ceremony and begins his Marathon of Hope with a 12-mile run. “I had a police escort out of the city and many people followed me in cars. The mayor ran a few steps with me. Along the way everyone was honking and waving.”