Thank You for visiting my page! Your curiosity and interest are greatly appreciated.
Running long was all new to me mere months ago. I had never heard of Work, barely had my first marathon under my belt, and knew little about the country and culture of Haiti.
I came across footage of last year’s run (check it out here! - Further videos) and immediately knew that I had to try to be a part of this event. Just in watching the videos, I could see the teamwork, the connections people made, the intense range of emotions people experienced, and I was hooked.
I wanted to experience that range of emotions that come with running across an entire country, 200+ miles, over the course of 8 days on my own two feet.
I know there will be pain and discomfort but that's what I'm after these days. I’ve learned that when you break, or when you feel the pain and truly experience it, growth and change are sure to follow.
Speaking of growth and change.
RAH has helped raise $700K to support Work's mission to prepare and place families in Haiti into good, dignified jobs, including jobs on the Run, and accompany them out poverty. Pretty amazing!
One of the goals of this run, and through sharing my experience on this page, is to show that Haiti is not to be feared or to be pitied. Another goal is to raise funds toward ending poverty in Menelas, the community that we are supporting this year, by helping to creating dignified, sustainable jobs within the community.
I've been lucky to have had many people in my life inspire and help me through my journey. I'm hoping my story and energy during my participation in the Run will inspire one person to take action in their own form.
I would love to have YOU join me in this effort!
Every action matters; send a positive thought my way, share the cause with a friend, or spare a few dollars, all bring positivity to the cause!
p.s. If you'd like to more closely follow my journey through the training, travel, and run please follow d.runs_pdx on Instagram.