Tag: Brett Wilcox

Wilcox family merges transcontinental run with food activism

In 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio. Read More

Sitka’s 2014: Buckets o’ fun!

2014 in Sitka will be remembered for water: Water piling up behind a brand new dam, and water falling from the sky that brought down a mountain and made a major highway construction project nearly impassable. And if that wasn’t enough, there was something about ice buckets. Read More

Sitka father, son finish 3,000 mile trans-America run

A father-son team from Sitka has completed a six-month run across the United States. Brett and David Wilcox ran into Ocean City, New Jersey, on Saturday (7-19-14), after covering 3,000 miles on foot. The project was intended to raise awareness about the hazards of genetically-modified foods. Read More

Father-son team at halfway mark ‘Running the Country’

Most people will never run 1,700 miles in their lives. Brett and David Wilcox have run 1,700 miles since January, and they still have a long way to go. The father-son team from Sitka is running across the country to raise awareness about genetically-modified-organisms -- or GMO’s -- prevalent in the American diet. The runners are in Parsons, Kansas, a little beyond the halfway point of their journey from Huntington Beach, California, to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read More
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