This is not just any long-distance run. This run will consist of a nearly 300-mile trek down I-45 from Dallas to the Texas coast. The run will begin on October 17th and end on November 14th 2009. She and the many other runners who participate will run approximately 10 miles a day for 29 days. Aurora calls it "a month on a mission." This run-for-a cause is different from the many other charity runs that abound these days. For this run, everyone is invited. There are no sign-ups. Aurora explains that instead, a participant can acquire a shirt on which they intentionally label their personal struggle, casting it in the light. That’s the entrance fee: the freedom found in self-disclosure.
Aurora is hard at work preparing for the run. Craig Keaton, a holistic health coach and movement specialist based in Dallas, and Mike Hummel, running coach and world-class runner preparing for the 2012 London Olympic Games are helping Aurora train in such a way to avoid injury and optimize her performance.
Running Out, Aurora's personal telling of her own life struggles will be released in conjunction with the race. The book not only looks at her fight to overcome personal hardships, but also offers hope to those who struggle with emotional disorders and unhealthy addictions.
If you or someone you know struggles with emotional disorders and/or unhealthy addictions, check out Aurora's website to learn more about this amazing young lady and her upcoming event.