Rosey ran in high school but never stuck to it afterwards. She started running again in 2010 to combat the boredom of working from home. After running consistently for about a month and a half, she ran her first half marathon. Love was born. Rosey has run two marathons and tons of other races, but Running with the Bears is BY FAR her favorite!!! (She did mention that the people are awesome. Why thank you!)
This year is Rosey’s 3rd year with us and she plans to do it every year no matter what. Last year, just 4 weeks before the race, she shattered her toe but still came to hobble the course. A friend of hers ran it the first year and once Rosey saw how awesome our organization was and how great the people at Running with the Bears are, she had to run it! She wants to come back every year and help in any way she can. She’s a local, so we expect to see her there!!
When asked why she became a charity runner, she replied, “How could I NOT be a charity runner?!” Raising money for children is a no brainer especially in a small area. She feels that the foster kids deserve all the best that any child gets. Her in-laws owned boys homes years ago for some of the toughest boys in the major cities. Hearing the stories of how they took the kids camping or how even some of the hardest of kids fell in love with the outdoors makes her want to help bring that to other kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. The donations they received from people and businesses to help bring new clothes and shoes to kids that would never have been able to have them, drives Rosey on to be someone who can help provide that as well.
Rosey generally only participates in events that have a charity or a cause she feels is worthwhile. She feels she doesn’t perform well on race day, so she enjoys the atmosphere of the race. Running with the Bears is a small town race and the feel of it and the people makes it one of her favorites. How can you not love parking in a pasture and having the start/finish line on someone’s front steps??
Donate to Rosey’s page HERE