I ran my first 50k in June and afterwards swore that I would stick to marathons and that maybe ultrarunning wasn't for me. It pushes your mind and body to your limits and forces you to challenge what you think you are made of. Then Run Across Haiti came up in my IG feed. I watched the video of runners in Haiti helping by doing something they love and could see the value of the experience on their faces. I applied and thought there is no way I would be picked. Then the day came when I read the first word of the email, "Congratulations!!" I was beyond giddy to know that I could use my passion for running and satisfy my mild bit of crazy to help someone else in a meaningful way. I've already been asked, "How is running helping Haiti?" They keep it simple, "The mission of Work is to accompany families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs." Work addresses not only the need for jobs, but also healthcare and education and they are doing it one family at a time. I hope that you will join me in bringing hope to people in Haiti who are struggling to provide food for their families. Each mile I run and each ache I feel will be to highlight Haiti and for that it will all be worth it.
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