Man running across NC with no shoes

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

BOONE, NC (WBTV) - Matt Jenkins hasn't worn running shoes for several weeks now, and he's made it hundreds of miles in his journey across the state, on foot.

Jenkins started his trek from the NC coast and is hoping he'll make his barefoot run end goal on August 11th in Boone.

Jenkins is running to protest state budget cuts that threaten to take hundreds of thousands of dollars away from after-school programs. Jenkins works for an anti-bullying program in Boone and says the budget threatens to take away the programs that could leave kids to turn down the wrong path.

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