The dramatic story of a fierce competition to traverse the entire 2,160 mile woodland journey in the fastest possible time. Among the hundreds that register, three contestants, connected by their past, battle it out to win the handsome cash prize: a former collegiate track star-turned hiker, a self-serving celebrity athlete, and a young woman who knows them both and has a secret motivation to win.
Racing across a rugged landscape, they will all be forced to
exert their every ounce of strength and endurance, while
examining their hearts and values. A lot can happen over two months and 2,160 miles! 59k words.
"In only 232 pages, Ricciardi takes the reader through a wonderful journey of beauty, heartache, and ultimately elation in a myriad of twists and turns that can only be found on the iconic Appalachian Trail. The Great Appalachian Trail Race is his first book of this kind. And he knocked it out of the park."
Written by Charles Ricciardi
YOUNG ADULT/ADULT NOVEL