Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Alison Lomax

Alison Lomax

Walking six miles each day on her hospital floor, Allison believes staying active has played a major role in her recovery... giving her power to continue the fight!

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Amie Searcy

Amie Searcy

I am running for ME:) During my training for the AF Half in 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was crushed that I wouldn't be able to run in the race, but cancer didn't stop me from staying active.

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Ana Call

Ana Call

Running for my friend and co-worker, Janice, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2015.

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Elsha Stockseth

Elsha Stockseth

I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. A few years ago I joined up with some friends to be on a Ragnar team. They pushed me through that race and since then I have participated in three marathons and a number of half marathons.

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Hayley Huntsman

Hayley Huntsman

Three years ago, my mom and I signed up to run this half marathon together. Early that summer, she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and we didn't end up participating in the race because of her health. This year, I am running for her.

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Jeromy Mendenhall

Jeromy Mendenhall

My son, Ethan Mendenhall, just lost his 5 year battle to Neuroblastoma on 10/28/2014. He ran the 5K last year with his little brother and I.

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Jordan Duncan

Jordan Duncan

Running in honor of my dad, Dean Bullock, who lost his battle with Brain Cancer on May 9, 2014.

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Sally Gerun

Sally Gerun

We are a group of 7 friends who got together in the beginning because our sons who were seniors in High School were friends who played Varsity football for the PG Vikings. Two of us are cancer survivors and one of us is in treatment right now.

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Teresa Brunt

Teresa Brunt

I'm the team captain for Stars for Signe, who I am running for. She's a friend first and always.

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The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is all about running for a cause. Each person runs for their own reason — and we’d love to hear about it! Connect with us and share your experiences using hashtag #afcanyonrun #whywerun.

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