Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Kenneth G. Lee

Kenneth G. Lee

Most amazing husband, father, papa and friend who touched so many people in his lifetime. We all love and miss you.

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Chaden Jenson

Chaden Jenson

Chaden Jenson was diagnosed with meduloblastoma, Brain Cancer, at the age of thirteen. After a long three year battle, he is currently cancer free. He is our hero and inspiration.

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Brian Reid

Brian Reid

I run in honor of my husband. He fought valiantly and with courage for 2 years. He lost the battle to small cell cancer on August 11, 2017.

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Jake Walker

Jake Walker

Jake was diagnosed with Colon-Rectal Cancer in 2015. He is currently in remission. Way to battle. We love you!

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Karole Bawden

Karole Bawden

This is my mom after the race in 2016. She lost her battle to pancreatic cancer later that year. She deserved that medal!

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Dan Schoeder

Dan Schoeder

He fights not because he has strength but because he has purpose. He was courageous. Not because it was easy, but because it was worth it.

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Apolonio

Apolonio

This run is for my father Apolonio who unfortunately passed away due to cancer on February 21, 2000. He left behind a wife and four kids 19,16,15 and 10. Our mom is our hero and biggest supporter. We love you mom!

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Richard Judd

Richard Judd

This is my dad! He ran with me when I was sick and struggling to finish my first marathon. He is always there to get me through struggles in my life. This time we run for you Dad! Love you!

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Ramona Jensen

Ramona Jensen

This is my grandma Ramona Jensen. She battled breast cancer for over 20 years. Through it all, she never lost her faith and love for life. She is my hero.

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Auntie Rosa

Auntie Rosa

I run for my Auntie Rosa who is fighting stage 3 Colon Cancer, she is strong and very positive, she will beat this! I love you Tia!

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Bob White

Bob White

1946-2015. Beloved husband, father of 8, grandfather of 21, brother and uncle. Dedicated runner. Battled bladder and liver cancer. Honored today by 31 family members. We love you!

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Ben Snow

Ben Snow

My 4 year old nephew Benjamin Snow was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in November 2016. After battling cancer for 18 months, he is now cancer-free!

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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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97th Floor is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Health Equity is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

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