*record scratch, freeze frame*
Yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got into this situation...
Before January 2018, I thought that the only kind of people who ran distances over 13 miles at a time were crazy. The good kind of crazy though, where only they could do it and I was left to just respect the process and not asking too many questions. Now that I'm one marathon and one ultra-marathon deep into my running journey, I'm proud to say that I, too, am a little bit crazy.
I run y'all, like really run, a lot and really far. I don't know who I am anymore but what I do know is that the power of running is bigger than me. Over the last two years I've shared the ups and downs of my running journey along with my mission to take up space in running communities. Now I am taking on 200 miles over 8 days with WORK to end poverty through dignified jobs in Haiti.
So I'll handle the running part as we, you and I, take on the hard part: fundraising and creating awareness. You can support my campaign by making a financial donation to this page. Part of my duty as the runner is to spread the word, as much as I can, so your help in sharing this page with your own networks would be extremely helpful.
Please message me if youd like to have your donation matched and doubled!
If you'd like to follow along or connect with me personally about the Run Across Haiti, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Instagram @mariahdyson.
Thank you for reading, sharing and any contribution on this journey!