Douglas Emslie is looking forward to running on behalf of Pathway to Possible for its 'Weekend of Resiliency' scheduled Oct. 23-25. Pathway to Possible serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing permanent housing, support services and advocacy.
Pathway to Possible's 'Weekend of Resiliency'
Over the last few months, we have seen the strength and resiliency of our Pathway to Possible clients shine through during some very dark times. Compassion, Commitment, and Community are words that represent us an organization and hold true now more than ever. None of us could have predicted where we are today, but it is our community that is holding us all together.
As we continue to adapt to the new normal, we have to reimagine and reinvent our Autumn Auction this year. Not only is the Autumn Auction a major fundraiser for us, it brings together our community of supporters, friends, and family for wonderful evening of celebration. Given the current circumstances, we have ultimately made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Autumn Auction. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our P2P community.In place of our Autumn Auction, we have decided to hold a Weekend of Resilience.
This is a weekend during which we will highlight and celebrate the incredible resilience of our clients, caregivers and community during these challenging times.
We will be holding multiple livestreamed events through the weekend, including a meaningful video, live music, speakers, special gifts to our beloved supporters, and more.
Douglas Emslie Marathon Bio
When Douglas Emslie isn’t serving as Managing Director of London-based Tarsus Group, a global company with 180 exhibitions, he is focusing on another one of his passions – running marathons.
The first marathon he tackled 3 decades ago when he was in university in his home country of Scotland. He ran the Glasgow Marathon in 3 hours and 27 minutes. He was scheduled to run the following year’s marathon and was on track to run around 3 hours, when he was injured a week before.
After that, running marathons was put aside while he focused on his career and eventually growing a worldwide, successful company.
Three decades later, the siren call of running pulled him in again and 3 years ago he started running marathons to prove he could still do them and raise money for good causes along the way.
“I really enjoy the disciple of training and the fact that where ever you are you can just pack your trainers and get out and run. whether it’s Las Vegas or Shanghai it’s a fun way to see parts of cities you wouldn’t otherwise see,” Douglas said.
He added, “I believe in helping local charities, like Pathway to Possible, where you can make a difference and can have a direct connection with the people you are helping."
Douglas has raised more than $20,000 for Pathway 2 Possible and will be running the Boston Marathon on their behalf in 2021 as well.
Douglas lives outside of London with his wife, Caroline, and children - Iona, Cameron and Elliot.