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Why I Run to the Sun
As I wearily began to trudge up the first hill I could see the dawn breaking and something overtook my body that I cannot explain. I flew those last few miles faster then I have ever run for my sweet Christiane!
There is so much to love about this event! The camaraderie! Feeling of accomplishment! Helping end Batten!
Every year I feel this connection that’s hard to explain. A connection to my coworkers/friends, a connection to the running community, a connection to making a difference, a connection to nature, a connection to your family, a connection to myself.
The unity of everyone working towards a common goal was inspiring!
The Benson family is so inspirational to all of us. This is the best event we participate in. Thank you so much for being so strong and creating Beyond Batten Disease Foundation to make a difference.
It was really special. It may have been because the kids on the course were SO ADORABLE! Or could it have been the most AMAZING exchange points ever? I was blown away. That just made it so special. What a wonderful tradition. I’m still reeling from it.
I know I speak for the team when I tell you that we love being a part of such a cause so very dear to our hearts. We love the idea that we can make a real difference.
We love the way people come together to support a great cause and have a blast doing it!
This past weekend is one I look forward to every year. I feel especially proud because I am one of the few that can say I’ve run it every year since the beginning. Without fail, I have cried at the end of my second leg every time because I’m done, and because I’m loving every minute of the night.
We love being able to support the Bensons and their cause. It’s an amazing event and well-orchestrated. The staff and volunteers are so supportive.
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