A day or two before the application cut off for the Running Start Program, I saw an add pop up for it on Facebook and decided to enter. I had been looking for something to get me out of the slump I have found myself in for the last few years. We moved countries, had… Continue reading Christine L.
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When I submitted my application, I had been contemplating starting an exercise routine for months. I felt stuck, having already reached professional goals. Almost as if I was in a midlife crisis, not knowing what I wanted next. I kept wondering what it was going to take to get me to finally execute the hardest… Continue reading Sheila T.
My experience with Running Start was amazing. I entered the experience during a time of uncertainty. I had health challenges, family demands, and it was the beginning of the Pandemic. When I got the news I was accepted to participate in this years program, I was very excited because I always wanted to give running… Continue reading Rayven I.
“Athlete” has never been a word used to describe myself, let alone “Runner”. Ever. Growing up I was a tomboy - but really only in the “fashion” sense (and I use that word VERY loosely) of the word. I was not, and truly am still not, an outdoorsy person. I grew up in the very… Continue reading Susi I.
About a year ago, I began seeing my Facebook feed fill up with posts from my running friends about this program called Running Start, asking people to apply to be Beginners and Motivators. After about the fifth one, I finally clicked on it. I read about the program it’s goal of helping women with barriers… Continue reading Becca B.