The Retreat is a participating charity in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon. On March 17th, five amazing women are running on our behalf. Please support The Retreat and their efforts so that we can end the cycle of violence.
Meet our Runners
I’m Raquel Styler, Southampton resident, 39yrs old, personal trainer and mother of an outstanding 6 year old boy (love him to pieces!!!! 😍) and Team Captain 👩✈️. Oh and I love running!!! 😂 Beyond excited that I can be part of the Retreat team on the NYC Half Marathon for the first time and raise awareness of abuse and domestic violence by doing what I love. Thank you so much for helping us support such an amazing organization that helps so many 💜.
JoJo Bennett 47 Jack of all trades Mom..Wife.. Friend, Etc...love to live life and race...so excited to be part of this strong group of women representing THE RETREAT to fight against Domestic Violence & Abuse .. I was lucky to be able to get out of my situation .. where others aren’t so fortunate.
I’m Liliana Fazendeiro. I’m a licensed massage therapist, physical therapist assistant and full-time mom of a toddler. I’ve always enjoyed being active, but I especially enjoy running. Since my mid 20s (now 39) I started to run some local races to raise money for different charities. I’m honored to be part of the Retreat Team on the NYC Half-Marathon for 2019. I’m glad I can help a charity that does so much to raise awareness to about abuse and domestic violence.
I’m Rodica Matthews, Southampton resident, I’m a personal trainer, owner of Soma by Rodica Fitness Studio in Southampton and mother of an amazing 14 year old boy. I like running and I’m excited to be part of the Retreat team on the NYC Half Marathon and raise awareness to end abuse and domestic violence.
Hi! I am Michaela and beyond humbled to run with this great team to support and help raise awareness around the issues of domestic and relationship violence which I hope none of our children ever have to experience. I am 46, the proud Mom of 3 amazing children and step-mom to 2 incredible grown young ladies. All of them keep me on my toes. I love running far more than my aging body might like and am excited to get in gear for the 2019 NYC half. Thank you for supporting us in stopping abuse!