HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Talk about taking it on the road.
The Hasbrouck Heights resident known for walking to away games is embarking on his longest walk yet, and in the process raise awareness and funds for two charities.
Ron Kistner is known for walking to sports events when the teams are on the road: high school football, Little League games, junior football games, and girls' high school basketball games. Even in a terrible rainstorm.
Next week he will be walking to the Hasbrouck Heights/Butler football game on Friday, September 28. In Butler, Morris County. It's 19.7 miles, six miles longer than his previous walk to Cresskill last year, he said. He has the course all mapped out, which take him through Paterson and then onto Pompton Turnpike. He will be joined on the trip by friend Bob Salerno.
This time he's walking for a cause. Kistner is raising money for two causes that affect children, Autism Speaks in New York and Princeton, and CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, based in Chicago. He has set up gofundme pages to accept donations for the organizations. His goal is to raise $985 per group, for a total of $1970.
Click here for the Autism Speaks gofundme page.
Click here for the CURE gofundme page.
They plan to leave Hasbrouck Heights around 8 a.m. to get to Butler around 6 p.m., just in time for the Aviators warm ups. They will bring along phone chargers, headphones and several of his signature cigars. The music selections range from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the Zac Brown Band.
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