Founder, Social entrepreneur, Runner, Filmmaker
Why: I truly believe in making a difference in other peoples life through sport and film. I studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles (US) and graduated with a postgraduate certificate in Film and Event Management at the University of Westminster (London). After a life changing experience in my family few years ago, I found the strength to overcome the ordeal though running. I had the idea to use running as a way to help others while I was running across Williamsburg Bridge on my way to work in New York. My goal is to connect a global community of runners to run in support of charities and grassroots projects, anytime and anywhere around the world.
Quote: “Sport has the Power to Change the World” ~ Nelson Mandela
Why: Running stretches me to believe everything is possible. It grows confidence in me that the power is within and I can make anything happen that I truly want. Eventually, I would like to help others – friends, family, colleagues and future friends experience this through running – but the change starts with ourselves first.
Quote: “The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else.” ― Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Why: I’ve been into sports all my life but I started running with Crowdrunning. For me, running is a training of the body and mind. It’s a way to stay centered, to manage the stress , and to be present by gaining strength and health. And when you have strength, health and determination, you can accomplish anything!
Quote: “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” ― Deepak Chopra
Creative Manager, Berlin
Why: Running for me is one of the purest things there is. We started being humans while starting to walk, to run and developing a special sense of community, ethics and morality. Running is in some way an origin – a beginnings for humans and humanity. And it can and should remind us of what we have learned so far and the values that we have gained. It is a way to be with yourself, but also to feel connected with the people around you (always smiling at the runner who comes your way) and to feel free. Even if your thoughts are circling you still have the feeling of moving forwards and you feel: You can accomplish everything.
Quote: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
Why: Sport is a major part of my life. It can help in many ways in everyday life. Sport can teach you to know better yourself and your abilities, to respect foes and obstructions and to fight for your aims. As I see it, doing any sport helps people to be strong physically and mentally. Hence I strongly support the idea to connect body and brain and this way to help people become better.
Quote: „There are two types of people in every sport – one who is running towards something and one who is running away from something … I just couldn’t go through life with nothing. I need the highs and lows – and I hate the lows – but the highs make them worthwhile. Even when you get the lows you have to stay strong and try and be as positive as you can.” ~ Jenson Button