I started running in 2008, in my late 20′s. Since then, my love for running as grown steadily. The friends, the fitness, and the competition are just a few of the things I enjoy most. However, running can take a lot of time. I still find it difficult to get up at 5AM (sometimes earlier) to get a run in before work or church. I started asking myself, “why run?” If it’s such a time commitment, why do it?
Many runners before me have great answers to this question. Some of the best reasons are for our families, especially our kids. I hope being a runner eventually becomes a blessing to my two wonderful children. However, I began to realize that running for just myself or my family wouldn’t be enough. I needed something bigger. Many runners find a charity run to participate in or join training groups that encourage and even require fundraising for charity. That’s how I got the idea to start raceforothers.com.
For various goal races throughout the year, I will be asking you to make a donation to selected charities. But I’m not skipping out either. I will never ask you to donate anything more than I am. It’s never easy, but the grace of Christ compels me to live not for myself, but for the sake of others. Please join me as I race for others.