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Lead Runner In PennUltimate Run Reaches City Hall In Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands of Pennsylvanians are following a Radnor Township man who runs more than 26 miles a day all around the state to raise awareness about an issue that he says is critical to the election process.

The PennUltimate Run is a 1,000-mile, one-lap human trek around Pennsylvania. Paul Mathison, lead runner, says the purpose of the run is to raise awareness about political re-districting.

“In Pennsylvania the way we do it, there is legislative…a re-apportionment commission that consists of state law makers, elected officials that re-draw the boundaries. That’s a conflict of interest.”

Mathison says he started running on April 1st, “…went west to Pittsburgh then up to Erie and over to Scranton.”

So why run a thousand miles? “Sometimes you have to do something outlandish to raise people’s awareness of a topic,” said Mathison

Mathison says he will run around City Hall on Sunday and will close out the run on May 9th.

Reported By Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio.

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