Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 15, 2014 / 02:26 am (CNA).- When three feet of snow canceled South Dakota’s Crazy Horse half and full marathons last October, thousands of runners were disappointed – among them, a group from the National LIFE Runners Team.
But what could have easily devolved into a weekend of disappointment instead became part of the inspiration behind America’s first pro-life half marathon, slated for next month in Missouri.
“We ended up essentially having, in hindsight, a great retreat,” explained Pat Castle, co-founder of the National LIFE Runners team. “I have to smile at the mystery of how what we had initially seen as ‘Oh, this isn’t a good thing,’ with the eyes of faith, became a blessing.”
The National LIFE Runners team is now hosting, in collaboration with the national Vitae Foundation, the first ever pro-life half marathon on Nov. 9 in Jefferson City, Mo. The historic event also includes a 5K.