Children and teens in foster care need our support- no matter where they live.

Fortunately for the kids served by Mountain Circle, there is one family halfway across the world who can’t wait to fly out to Northern California to make a difference.

Running with the Bears Charity Runners

Please welcome the Luene family from Germany to Greenville, CA!  Matthias, Katja, and Felicitas!  Matthias and Katja will be Running with the Bears for the first time, but they are certainly not new to running, or to travels in the U.S!  This will be Matthias’ 28th marathon, and Katja’s 30th!   This amazing couple has run marathons in Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States, including Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.  Having experienced several events in very large cities, Matthias and Katja wanted to participate in a smaller run.

Wonder what they will think of our tiny, little town?!


The Luene’s incorporate marathons into their vacations, as they enjoy seeing different places, staying together with friends, meeting people from different cities or countries, and of course, the post-race parties!!!

Running with the Bears Charity Runners

Matthias and Katja are not only looking forward to a new marathon experience, they are also very happy to help us at Mountain Circle, and Running with the Bears, to raise money for children in foster care.

Running with the bears

The Luene’s appreciate that their family is healthy and able to do things together, and recognize that there are kids in the world without homes and loving families, which makes them very sad.  As in the United States, there are an abundance of foster children in need in Germany, which has made fundraising challenging for the Luene family, but are working very hard to raise as much as they can, and we appreciate that! You can view their fundraising page right here.

From all of us at Mountain Circle – THANK YOU for being a part of our team, and for stepping up for children in foster care!! The Mountain Circle and Running with the Bears international family is growing and we couldn’t be happier.

By |2017-07-03T16:50:59-08:00June 24th, 2016|Charity Runners|0 Comments

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