Saturday, July 18, 2015
From the Gretna Breeze/Omaha World Herald In Eastern Nebraska
POSTED: SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 1:00 AM
A California woman has reached the halfway point in her 3,652-mile journey along U.S. Route 6 and is expected to reach the Gretna area on Monday.
Long-distance runner and singer/songwriter Aprylle Gilbert entered Nebraska on July 7 and averages 30 miles per day, which will place her in the local area sometime over the weekend or early next week.
The resident of San Jose, Calif., began her journey on May 11 in Long Beach, Calif., and plans to continue to Provincetown, Mass.
Gilbert would be the first person to run U.S. Route 6 from coast to coast, according to the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Her coast-to-coast charity run is in support of Washington United Youth Center in Santa Clara County, Calif., a nonprofit organization providing afterschool care for underserved children.
Gilbert plans to write a book and produce a video of her adventure when the run is finished.
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 1:05 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|Gilbert conquers Colorado on coast-to-coast run|
|WRITTEN BY HOLYOKE ENTERPRISE|
Holyoke was a welcome sight for extreme distance runner Aprylle Gilbert because it meant she had conquered Colorado, one of the hardest stretches of her run across the United States along historic Route 6.
Holyoke Mayor Orville Tonsing, pictured second from left, presents Gilbert with a commemorative Holyoke coin and pin as she passes through town Monday, July 6. Also welcoming her are Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky, at left; Colorado U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association executive director Ken Oltjenbruns, at right; and Holyoke City Council member John Schneider and Holyoke Enterprise managing editor Darci Tomky, not pictured.
Gilbert and her support driver enjoyed a rest and Holyoke’s hospitality while staying with hosts Steve and Cherrie Brown a couple nights this week before heading into Nebraska.
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 1:58 PM
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Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 12:44 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Singer/Songwriter Aprylle Gilbert Runs Coast to Coast on US Route 6 To Raise Money for Kids; Follow Her Progress
U.S. Route 6 Coast-to-Coast for Kids
Follow one woman’s courageous fund raising event for disadvantaged youth as she runs from coast
to coast along the entire length of historic Route 6 beginning in Long Beach, CA and ending in
Aprylle Gilbert is an extreme-distance endurance runner from the San Francisco Bay
area. She is best known as a singer-song writer and author, one of the top folk-rock musicians in the Bay
After an May 7, 2015 Hollywood kick-off concert at Hollywood House of Blues, Gilbert will launch a national
charity fund-raising event. Beginning in Long Beach on May 11, 2015, Gilbert’s Charity Challenge Run will
traverse the entire 3,652 miles of historic (old) Route 6, running 30-50 miles per day.
Aprylle is passionate about raising awareness (and money) for disadvantaged young people. Aprylle’s Coastto-
Coast for Kids run was conceived as a way of supporting youth activism by helping Washington United
Youth Center in San Jose improve their after-school programs that build confidence, self-esteem and
leadership skills in local, underserved kids. She encourages “Public Charities” along the 6 to use this special
event to help their own local youth organizations.
Since then, the vision has matured into a way of building a network for community activism across the nation
by challenging like-minded athletes to raise money for local charities by running with Aprylle for a portion of
the distance. However, she will slow to a walk for those families with children who would like to join her.
Coast-to-Coast for Kids is planned in cooperation with the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association (www.route6tour.com) and
Catholic Charities’ Washington United Youth Center, San Jose, CA. (www.CatholicCharitiesSCC.org/washingtonunitied-
You can follow Aprylle via GPS by visiting
Live Tracking: After May 11, Gilbert’s progress can be tracked on live GPS feed on www.Aprylle.com
Joiin the Team
Become an active member of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association,
a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) “Public Charity”
Fed. ID: 91-2136205
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 2:29 PM