The Runyaker's Journey is a story of two journeys. The first, the Horseshoe-to-Horseshoe Runyaking Expedition, a solo adventure of paddling and running 1400 miles from Oxford, MI to Niagara Falls, ON. The journey took fifty-seven days over four summers, using a 9.5-ft kayak he calls Swiftee. Secondly, its the vehicle used to tell the Runyakers life journey, which is that of a true-to-life Forrest Gump-like character, a boy growing up in Little Chicago, a run-down rural area near Clio, MI. Despite having slim chances of succeeding he grows into a man that accomplished many remarkable things.