Ep 133 Charity Spotlight: Running Give Kids the World with Ken Facey

As spring ushers in warmer weather and blooming flowers, it also marks the beginning of a season full of charitable races and community events that bring runners together for causes that touch the heart. Episode 133 of the Rise and Run podcast captures the essence of this vibrant time, focusing on the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, Run Disney events, and the incredible work of Give Kids the World.

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This Week’s Race Weekend Training Miles
Running Give Kids the World with Ken Facey

The heart of the episode features an inspiring conversation with Ken from Give Kids the World, a charity dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of critically ill children by providing them with cost-free vacations to Central Florida’s theme parks. Ken’s stories offer a poignant reminder of the impact that runners can have when they choose to race for a purpose beyond personal records. His account of the organization’s history and mission underscores the profound difference that charitable running can make in the lives of others.

The Race Report Sponsored by Stoked Metabolic Coaching

Before we get to the Race report we talk to our race report sponsor Tom of Stoked Metabolic Coaching about what he can offer in your training journey..

The Cherry Blossom 10-Miler in Washington D.C. is an event that signals the arrival of spring for many runners. With the city’s iconic cherry blossoms serving as a picturesque backdrop, participants take to the streets in a celebration of endurance and community. The podcast highlights the personal stories and achievements of those who ran, emphasizing the collective joy found in these shared experiences.

As the episode draws to a close, it extends an invitation to listeners to lace up their sneakers and join the grand marathon of life. With each race, charity event, and personal milestone shared, the Rise and Run podcast brings the heartbeat of the running community to the ears of its listeners, inspiring them to embrace the charitable spirit of the spring racing season.

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