Sunday Edition: OUTRun
How many of us say we found a home in the running community? hand up How many of us say we find support in the group (+1 and up) runs? hand up How many of us can say we made it through a low in life because of the amazing acceptance to be just who you are on and off the trails, road, mountain, desert, jungle….. HAND UP
Well, Addie and Corey just leveled up the running scene. Taking all of the goodness of the running community, especially trail & ultras in my opinion, and created OUTRUN.org. You should definitely take a look and read their inspiration for creating OUTRun.
But here is why I am so excited.
I want any runner, out or not, to have a home. To feel accepted. To feel kindness. To feel support. To have a TEAM to toe the line with, high five and vomit along the way with, and create shared experiences with others that GET THEM.
The LGBTQ+ community is one of the best you will ever encounter, alongside running of course ;). Many of my brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, cousins identify as LGBTQ+. They are my family. I never would have made it thru my 20’s without them. Seriously. Besides being inclusive and non-judgmental, they showered me with love and kindness.
I had no idea this was in the works when I signed up with Addie & Corey as an athlete, but this puts so much joy in my heart. They also have no idea I am writing this. LOL. Hi ladies!
So I ask you to please get behind this amazing initiative! Go follow them on instagram @addiebracy & @coreyconner. Contact them via their website. Maybe offer to host a group run in your town? Or maybe just say “hi” with a bunch of rainbow hearts.