“I had no idea of what I was doing, I had no idea how to fundraise, I had no idea how to put together a campaign… I felt like I jumped off a cliff and I had no idea what I  was doing, but I think going forward, I’m actually less afraid of jumping off the cliff”.

About two years ago a young woman set out to realize a slightly crazy highly unusual dream, and although she was tempted more than once to give up, she kept going, or rather running:

Liz Warner is the founder of Run to Reach. 

Her big dream: doing something that would make a difference to the world. 

Her starting point: combining two of her passions, namely travelling and running marathons.

During her honeymoon :), THE idea was born: run 30 marathons in 30 countries before her 30th birthday. Told you, slightly crazy highly unusual! With those marathons she wanted to draw attention and to collect funds for local NGOs that empower women (we are talking about countries like Afghanistan, Madagascar, Oman and Guatemala, to name only a few!).

I met Liz for the first time when she was half way through her challenge, between two planes, and I was not only captured by her warm and humble personality, but also fascinated: How will she come out at the other end? Who will she have become? What transformation will she have gone through?

Now that this particular project is finished, it is safe to say that she has not only touched countless lives, but transformed herself.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • Why and how Liz chose to run 30 marathons before turning 30
  • How you can take your desires and your passions – and use them to change your life and the lives of others 
  • What Liz wanted her goal to do for her
  • What a supportive relationship looks like when you’re at opposite ends of the earth
  • Organizing virtual marathons in the pandemic – and never giving up
  • Meeting women runners in Afghanistan

Featured on the show:

Run to Reach

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