ASHLAND, Ky. – For most runners, the Boston Marathon is the end of a long journey of training.
But Amy Compston isn’t like most runners.
The co-founder of Amy For Africa is on a mission of her own with husband Chris. Together they will be running 14 marathons – eight for Amy and six for Chris – from April to November. Team AFA will be traveling along with them and passing out gospel tracts. They need to average 1,400 per marathon to reach the 10,000 goal.
Here is the schedule:
May 10: The Gnaw Bone Marathon in Nashville, Ind., is a grueling trail marathon that includes not only the 26.2 miles but also some obstacles – hills, water, rough terrain – with it.
June 14: Hatfield-McCoy Marathon in Belfry, Ky. You can bet there will plenty of hills here.
July 19: Loonies Marathon in Livingston, Tenn. This one is a midnight marathon run.
August 16: Old Farts Marathon in Lowell, Mich. Maybe the name speaks for itself.
September 14: Erie Marathon in Erie, Pa. This one may be the best opportunity for Amy to qualify for Boston on this mostly flat course.
October 12: Chicago Marathon. This will be the second world marathon for Amy. Chris is running and so is Amanda Evans, Amy’s sister. Lots of Amy’s family will be there to help pass out tracts. It’s almost a homecoming run!
November 2: New York City Marathon. Amy takes on this one by herself. It will be the third of six world marathons she will run in 2014.