Videography courtesy of Matt Baker.

20,000+ km solo and semi-barefoot run across the Americas.

Is it possible to run across the continent solo and semi-barefoot over 20,000 km from Canada to Ushuaia? Ushuaia is also known as the End of the World since it is the most austral town in Tierra del Fuego.


Founded by award-winning engineer Joseph Michael Kai-tsu Liu Roqueñi in 2012, the Run2theEnd Expedition is one of the most unthinkable feats in the world.


Explorer, adventurer, journeyer, photographer, travel blogger, and barefoot runner. Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada in 1981. Raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Parents: Martino Liu and Maria de las Mercedes Roqueñi Ornelas. Currently in Whistler, BC, Canada working and training for Phase II & III of the Expedition. 


Learn new things, discover what is beyond the body, mind and spirit, expose myself to extreme conditions and high levels of uncertainty to forge my own being. I want to feel what it is like to arrive to Ushuaia, the End of the World, after all the experiences and difficulties I've been through.

Check out my Route with all the places where people fed me and gave me shelter!

Download the Accomplishments PDF.

Averaging 25k a day, I ran 4,654 km in 183 efficient days, in a spam of fifteen months, across Quebec, Vermont, Massachusetts, NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, NC, SC, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, NL, Coahuila, SLP, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Edo de Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Chiapas.


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It is an unknown feeling, an impossible feeling for most people. It will for sure be the most incredible feeling I've ever experienced in my life, until the next adventure!

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Besides a sat phone, GPS, solar panels, global rescue system, video/photo equipment and water purifying (filtering/UV) systems, it is indispensable to have music, mosquito tolerance, sunscreen occasionally, be aware that security is priority, be detached from everything, focus on today seizing the day, and be uncertainty friendly. Not to mention, make it to the next town/village to refuel at least 3 litters of water and 6,000 calories worth of food.