Ksenia and Ellen are both from Boulder, CO.
They are running the Skyline Traverse Challenge
We started running...
Ksenia "retired" from mountain bike racing and needed something to keep her outside! She says that running is lovely. Ellen started running through cross training for cross country skiing. Both of them grew up in athletic families that encouraged playing outside.
We're running because...
"This event was suggested to me by a friend and I think that it is an important cause to support. Getting to do so through running is an excellent bonus."
"Like many people in my generation, I have experienced the awful loss of friends and others in my community to suicide. I also recognize how widespread mental health challenges are, in my community and beyond. Whether an individual or family is in the midst of a mental health-related crisis or chronic strain from mental health challenges, having access to appropriate resources is vitally important. Raising awareness and support for MHP is a way to help ensure that the Front Range can continue to have (and possibly even expand) such resources."