AFA takes momentum into second year

ASHLAND, Ky. - Amy For Africa officially closed the books on its first year and have started the second year with momentum generated from a challenge race between two of its members. Scott Walter and AFA co-founder Mark Maynard have raised more than $3,250 in a [...]

By |2014-05-31T00:44:21+00:00May 31st, 2014|

AFA Whiffle Ball will be Aug. 2; 32-team limit

  Skylar Compston awaits the pitch.   Russ Crawford winds up a swing.   Steve Barfield cuts one loose for Chick-fil-A.   Adam LaLonde pitches for the champions.   L-Train's Ryan Lynch kisses the coveted first-place trophy [...]

By |2014-05-26T16:39:32+00:00May 26th, 2014|

Amy For Africa documentary debuts Tuesday

Amy Compston at the Gnaw Bone Marathon on May 10, 2014. ASHLAND, Ky. - A documentary on Amy Compston and the Amy For Africa mission will premiere on Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Highlands Museum in downtown Ashland. The 55-minute documentary, "Amy Compston: [...]

By |2014-05-26T16:02:56+00:00May 26th, 2014|

Team AFA runner’s profile: Gary Coovert

ASHLAND, Ky. – Gary Coovert’s goal of running a marathon before he turned 40 has become a passion in his life. Coovert, who works for State Farm Insurance, has completed 14 marathons since running that first one in 2009. “I have always considered the ability to [...]

By |2014-05-24T13:24:24+00:00May 24th, 2014|

Nine runners part of Team Amy For Africa

ASHLAND, Ky. — Amy For Africa’s stable of runners is growing. Nine runners have committed to run for Team AFA in various races this season from 5Ks to marathons. Each runner will be seeking fundraising for the organization during events where they participate. They will be [...]

By |2014-05-23T22:04:14+00:00May 23rd, 2014|

AFA co-founder chronicles his first 5K

By MARK MAYNARD / The Independent ASHLAND — On Friday night, at the stroke of midnight, the adventure began. It would be a short one — only 3.2 miles — but memorable just the same. It was my debut in the world of 5K running or, [...]

By |2014-05-23T02:29:05+00:00May 23rd, 2014|

An excerpt from the book ‘Grace Runner’

This is an excerpt from the book 'Grace Runner' about Amy Compston and the Amy For Africa mission that will be coming out in June! Be watching for announcements!! A MOMENT TO REMEMBER For about two weeks prior to the Nashville Ultra Marathon, Chris Compston began [...]

By |2014-05-20T11:20:24+00:00May 20th, 2014|

Compston sets Gnaw Bone course record

Amy Compston runs with a smile on her face in the Gnaw Bone Marathon. NASHVILLE, Ind. - Amy For Africa marathoner Amy Compston captured the Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Trail Marathon on Saturday in record fashion. The 29-year-old Compston was the top female [...]

By |2014-05-12T19:30:51+00:00May 12th, 2014|
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