“There’s a scripture that I love and it became alive while serving with Up and Running Again, ‘And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35.” […]
Terrance trained for his first half marathon 2 seasons ago at Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Then he completed the program (at the mission) and moved home to Hawaii. He was certified as a personal trainer and began working at Orange Theory. He decided to transfer back to Las Vegas and help Orange Theory open a new […]
Thank you Glendora Ridge Runners for your support of Up And Running Again and Leon Laub for hosting a wonderful Christmas party. Eddie from the Orange County Rescue Mission shared his testimony how God and running has changed his life, receiving applause from the crowd when he finished his story. We are so thankful for […]
Watch this inspirational video from some of our first time finishers.
After starting our program a year ago, The San Diego Rescue Mission has started its third season of Up And Running Again for the men’s program and second season for the women’s. In the past year the mission has seen 19 mission residents finish their first Half Marathon including a URA record finishing time of […]
Below is blog entry written by Jeff from Orange County Rescue Mission. When I first came to OCRM, I was at an all time spiritual low in life. I had turned my back to God and tried to embrace a life of sin for the better part of my adult life. After arriving here and […]
After spending 56 training days with participants and hearing their life stories and investing in their lives, we often wonder where they go and what happens in their life after finishing their half marathon. Sometimes the runners come back to do another training and race with us. Sometimes they relapse and leave the mission. Other […]
Dianna tells future runners about the possibilities.
Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan began anew with Up and Running Again after taking a break for a couple years. There are approximately 25 residents participating along with 4 volunteers. They just finished up their first month of training. 10 more weeks to go! The enthusiasm of the residents is wonderful, and they’re determined […]
The Long Beach Rescue Mission gives quite the presentation when they give out the Barnabas awards. The Barnabas award is given to a runner each week who is an encouragement to the group. We have found that there are many ways to encourage each other and each person brings something different to the team! Here’s a […]