Man runs for childhood obesity

September 12, 2008 12:52:53 PM PDT
A 45-year-old father of two from North Carolina plans to start a new world record and raise awareness about childhood obesity Saturday by running from San Francisco to New York in 45 days.

Charlie Engle, who recently ran 4,600 miles across the Sahara, has teamed up with United Way of America, an organization that builds community outreach programs. The team set up events along the path of more than 3,000 miles.

Engle plans to run 70 miles every day, a journey that will be tracked on

Supporters can also sign up to run with Engle and help curb childhood obesity at the same Web site.