Monday May 21, 2012 | 11:28 AM

Some might think Zoe Romano is a little obsessive when it comes to running. Others might just think she really went the distance for the Boys and Girls Clubs.

You can form your own opinion if you attend the film screening of "Street Dreams" tonight at the Salt Institute for Documetary Studies at 5:30 p.m.

The 14-minute film, created by recent Salt graduate Alexander Kreher, focuses on Maine native Romano's unsupported transcontinental U.S. crossing. She was the first female to complete such an effort and will be on hand, with Kreher, for a Q&A following the screening.

Romano, of Portland, started her run in Huntington Beach, Calif., running 25 miles a day, six days a week until she reached Charleston, S.C. She ran without a support vehicle, pushing all of her supplies - food, camping gear, clothes, water - in a stroller. Her goal was to raise $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs. Learn more about her on her website.

Tonight's event is free and it's bound to get you inspired, whether you regulary run marathons or just a few miles a week.

About the Author

Subscribe to the
Out Going RSS

Shannon Bryan, content producer for MaineToday Media, likes exploring Maine - from mattress races to cardboard boats, she's into the weird stuff.

Karen Beaudoin, online editor for MaineToday Media, likes knowing the important things - like who's just opened their deck for a sunny afternoon beer and what Portland's eclectic set of street performers are up to.

Subscribe to the
Out Going RSS

Previous entries

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012


January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)
Prefer to respond privately? Email us here.