PF Racing provides runners with an opportunity to support the work of Prison Fellowship by doing what they love—running and competing. Here are two examples of how runners (and walkers) are making a difference in the lives of prisoners and their families. Read more to see how you can help, whether you’re a runner or not.
Lauren Ayers is a PF Racer in Madison, Mississippi. She will be racing the St. Jude Half-Marathon in December 2013 and the New Orleans Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon in early 2014. Her major race goal is the New Orleans 70.3 in February 2014! Says Lauren,
“One of the reasons I chose to race for Angel Tree is because my father was incarcerated when I was younger. I know the struggles these kids face. And I know at times I felt ashamed and alone. I want to be able to be an example for these children and show them that just because you have or had a parent incarcerated, it doesn’t define who they are going to be. My father is out of prison now, and is honestly one of the strongest men I know. He has worked so hard for my family and seeing him go through so much in my younger years, has made me the person I am today and I am so thankful for that.”
You can support her awesome and inspiring endeavor here: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/laurenayers/laurenayerssfundraisingpage
Lucas Hansen is from Yakima, Washington. He will be racing the clock as he attempts to cross the Evergreen state during the month of October – and taking on nearly 500 miles of walking for Angel Tree! Follow his journey on his blog: https://nw-charityhike.blogspot.com
And to help his fundraising effort, click here: https://www.razoo.com/story/Northwest-Charity-Walk-1