Running with the Bears is so excited to introduce our 2019 Charity Runner Team! 

Since, 1986 Mountain Circle has supported over 3,500 foster children and families in their journey to a healthier and happier future.

Building trusting relationships with these children, who may have lost faith in everyone who was supposed to keep them safe, is our mission. Our staff acts as role models and advocates for these displaced children.  The funds raised allow us to provide emotional support, financial assistance and some fun activities for these children whose lives have been severely disrupted.

Each year we are humbled and amazed by the level of support and enthusiasm our charity runners display.  By fundraising they are helping to change the lives of these incredible children and we cannot thank them enough for their support!

First, we would like to introduce, Andrea Sanny!

1. What made you decide to be a Charity Runner? 

Running with the Bears is my first marathon ever, and I’m lucky enough to do it alongside my pup, Raven. I wanted to really celebrate this special event and running for charity seemed like a great way to do it. Normally, I’m quite uncomfortable about asking others for money, but everyone has been very supportive and I’m glad that I decided to do it!

2. Is this your first year being a Charity Runner for Running with the Bears?

Yes, this is my first year being a Charity Runner as well as participating at all at Running with the Bears.

3. Do you have any fundraising advice for other people who aren’t sure how to get started as a charity runner?

I would say that most important thing is to not be afraid to ask. The more people you ask, the more likely you’ll find people who want to help out. Both people very close to me and people barely know were happy to donate once I made them aware of the opportunity. Just sending out an email to those that you think would be willing to support you can make all the difference.

4. How did you find out about our race, and what made you sign up?

I decided this year to do my first marathon after years of doing half marathons, and I wanted to run it with my dog, who is my constant companion on every run I do already. After doing some research online, I found that Running with the Bears worked nicely with the training program I was already on for a half marathon in June. I also loved that it was a dog-friendly race!

5. What kind of runner are you (are you in it for the adventure, the donations, or are you in it to win it?)

Running is a chance to explore the world and to see how far you can make it on your two feet as the mode of transportation. I love finding out the extent of human endurance and there’s nothing better than spending time running through nature. I’m not a very competitive runner, though I do like to get faster so I can run farther in less time; most of my joy comes from observing the world around me with my pup, and knowing that I’m also running for charity is the icing on top.

6. If you had a message for the foster children that you’re fundraising for what would it be? 

I would tell them to enjoy every day and don’t be afraid to try. It doesn’t matter if you succeed or fail, but if you try for what you want, that is the most amazing thing you can do. If you put yourself out there, there are limitless opportunities and adventures awaiting you, and whatever path you take is the right path for you.

 

 

Up next, we would like to introduce, Melissa Harold!

1. What made you decide to be a Charity Runner? 

I felt it was a great cause.

2. Is this your first year being a Charity Runner for Running with the Bears?

Yes, first year and first year running the race.

3. Do you have any fundraising advice for other people who aren’t sure how to get started as a charity runner?

I reached out on social media.

4. How did you find out about our race, and what made you sign up? 

I searched the internet for races that all you to run with your dog. Running with my dog is the best bonding and joy I get out of my 2 passions… my dog and running.

5. What kind of runner are you (are you in it for the adventure, the donations, or are you in it to win it?) 

I’m in it for the adventure and experience.

6. If you had a message for the foster children that you’re fundraising for what would it be? 

I believe that every experience you have in life creates character..it’s like running every mile has a story and with every mile completed it gets easier. I also believe that the individuals that you come across in life and meet teaches you a lesson.

 

From all of the volunteers, staff and foster families
of Mountain Circle Family Services,
THANK YOU! 

By |2019-07-12T16:10:15-07:00July 12th, 2019|Charity Runners|0 Comments

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