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Cody Thompson of Reston sets up his tent for one last spray with industrial-strength insect repellent in his father's Lorton yard. On Sunday, March 10, he will be putting this and his other gear to serious use as he sets out to walk across America from Wrightsville Beach, N.C., to Redondo Beach, Calif.

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Reston Man to Walk Across America for Charity

Cody Thompson of Reston, 36, is going to walk coast-to-coast, approximately 2,728 miles.

“One step at a time.” That’s his standard reply when anyone asks 36-year-old Cody Thompson of Reston how he is going to walk coast-to-coast, approximately 2,728 miles, from Wrightsville Beach, N.C., to Redondo Beach, Calif., starting on March 10. The answers get a bit more complicated when you ask “Why?”

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