“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss
In July I posted a story about virtual running. What, you might ask, is virtual running? Simply put, it is joining a group of people for a run without physically being together.
Let me explain. In Remembering A Life Struck Down Too Soon, I wrote about a memorial run planned for Katie Ladany, a young school teacher who was struck by a tree limb five years ago while she was running on Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia. Many readers, as well as people I’ve spoken with, have told me they wouldn’t be able to make the run, but they can join the memorial run by running a five-mile route wherever they may be. So, say you live in Frisco, Colorado, and want to run in Katie’s memory as well. You can join all of the other runners by running a five-mile route on your favorite trail, like the stunning Summit County bike trail in the Rocky Mountains.
So join the run in Katie’s honor Tuesday, August 5th at 6 p.m., whether on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, the Rocky Mountains, or on the beach in Big Sur; or perhaps even the Scottish Highlands with Fullmoonrunner, or around Britain, in Leeds, Yorkshire or Bradford with RunHemingwayRun, or even back in the states with Andy in Boston at I’m A Runner And So Can You. When you are done your virtual run for Katie comment on Rite2Run about your experience, where you ran, what you saw, how you felt.
See you on the virtual trail!