I have been running since 8th grade (really long ago!), but just started doing ultras/marathons nine years ago. I have spent soooo much time and money on running and just thought...it is time to do more. I needed something that inspired me...a passion...a cause. There are so many people that need help, but I decided to help survivors of domestic violence. If we want to change the world, we have to start in our own homes. As a survivor of domestic abuse, this became my cause, my focus, my inspiration. As a runner, this marathon will be the start of an organization built upon empowing survivors of abuse and strengthening them physically, mentally and spiritually.