Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

I am running for my mom!!! She died of breast cancer and the race is on her birthday.

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Shae Walker

Shae Walker

Team Shae is running this year in honor of their wife, mother, and friend after losing a three year battle with cancer in March of this year. We can do hard things!

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Uncle Newton

Uncle Newton

My Uncle Newton has recently completed 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 40 rounds of radiation for nasal sarcoma.

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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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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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Annie Allred

Annie Allred

Running for my mom who was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor). Cari's Kids (grandkids too) and friends are running together to show our love and support for her.

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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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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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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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