28 Jan '15, 11am

And The ‘Why Do You Run?’ Essay Contest Winner Is…

I have read through each of the 103 essays received for our now-complete ‘Why Do You Run?’ essay contest . Before I comment on what I found, I want to say thank you to everyone who took part in this contest. I went into this thinking I was going to be doing a selfless and generous thing by offering the prize of a free entry into the Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp. I didn’t realize how much I would be receiving by having the opportunity to read more than 100 heartfelt responses. It was interesting and informative to read the little bits of wisdom found in nearly every essay, as well as to identify the trends inclusive in large numbers of essays. I feel like I understand the people that make up this sport a decent bit more than I did a couple weeks ago. This isn’t to imply that I can now say with total clarity why I run, but having such a direct and intimate look at why s...

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