LIVINGSTON, Tenn. – Chris and Amy Compston of Amy For Africa will reach the midway point of a grueling marathon of marathon schedules s this summer and fall with Friday night’s Loonies Midnight Marathon.
The race, on a relatively flat course considering it’s in Tennessee, is in its third year and has more than 300 entries.
Training has been difficult for the Compstons, who have fought through some nagging injuries (Amy’s knee and Chris’s tired legs). However, both runners say they are healthy and ready to go.
Amy will be running her fourth marathon in four months and Chris his third in three months.
The Loonies Midnight Marathon has drawn great reviews from runners the first two years.
The course loops 6 ½ miles four times and the race has been hailed for its organization.
The seventh combined marathon is part of AFA’s “Do Something Tour” with Chris and Amy being the headline runners of the organization. Twenty-one runners have signed up to be part of Team AFA, running various 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and full marathons.
AFA has raised nearly $70,000 for missions in Moyo, Uganda since May 2013.
The AFA team will also be on hand to pass out gospel tracts to spectators and runners.