Welcome Spokane!

20140722_063310Spokane’s Union Gospel Mission Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall has enthusiastically embraced Up and Running Again’s training program. Through our first week and a half of training, attitudes have been great, and this wonderful group of women is very excited to take on this journey ahead of them!

One runner mentioned that she was hoping to add an extra challenge to the Women’s Recovery program, and when this came along she knew this was just the thing for her. A few runners have expressed that the running will help them towards overcoming their smoking habits.

After a somewhat last minute startup, our running group has taken shape with about 15 participants and 5 volunteers hitting Spokane’s Centennial Trail. We welcomed a rainy run this past Tuesday morning, especially after a couple of runs last week where we endured some smoky air coming in from wild fires in Central Washington.

We are very encouraged by this group of women and look forward to a great training season towards the Spokane Half Marathon!


20140722_063238-Contributed by Kelly Klossner, Spokane Union Gospel Mission Coach

One thought on “Welcome Spokane!

  1. Hi Kelly. Yvonne no longer works at Anna Ogden Hall however Carrie Horton who helped start the Hunger Run would like to partner with you when you get ready to start training our ladies. Many have ran the Hunger Run and we have about 10 running Bloomsday so I think they have been conditioning well and preparing to run with you, some returning from last year as well. I never had your phone number so if you could call or email me with that and let me know if I can share it with Carrie that would be great. Do you think Garrett might assist as well? Carrie indicated that she also has others that can assist you. I think you will be pleased with their efforts so far. We are certainly proud of them and can’t wait for you to meet the newer ladies! Thanks Kelly and I look forward to hearing from you! ~Jina

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