Walk Across America with the MN Crossers




The walkers departed Cape Henlopen, Delaware at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3.

June 9 - 100 days and 1,538 miles!

Zoom in on the map below to find the westernmost blue dot to see where they are today.

The MN Crossers Story

Fifteen years ago, Erin Dietrich had a dream: to walk across America. A child and life responsibilties necessitated that the dream be deferred.

The “light never faded” on her dream and she decided that 2021 was the year. Erin works as a hospice volunteer and sees too many people with end of life regrets about roads not taken.

On March 3, Erin, her husband Chris Rea, and her mom Linnea Dietrich embarked on that walk. They will cover over 3,200 miles from March to October beginning in Cape Henlopen, Delaware and ending in Limantour Beach, California. They have dubbed themselves the "Minnesota Crossers" and you can follow them via their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MNcrossers. With the desire to bring more energy and purpose to their walk, they went in search of a nonprofit organization to join them in this dream.


The Ann Bancroft Foundation was founded to help Minnesota girls achieve their dreams and empowers girls to imagine something bigger and helps them reach their full potential. Erin knows that this is one of the most important thing we can do for girls and as a woman who is now fulfilling her dream, she wants to share the work of ABF along the way and encourage others to make more dreams come true with a donation to ABF and Minnesota girls.