I am honored to represent Revolution Running on the 2022 team. I have been running their races for a few years, and I really love all their events. My name is Rita Coughlin, I am 46 years old. I have two children, 18 and 20. My husband and my children have been my rock since I started this journey.
In 2010 I walked my first 3 Day Susan G Komen and walked 60 miles with my friend Annie Johnson after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of my early running memories was with my father and my younger brother when I was 10 years old. I remember we had so much fun running at the park. In 2011 I ran my first obstacle course “Run for Your Lives”. In 2015 I ran 3 Spartan races and earned my Trifecta. My first marathon was, Rock and Roll Savannah. I signed up with Team in Training to raise money for the American Cancer Association and dedicated this race in memory of my father-in-law who was diagnosed with cancer.
I was intrigued by the distance and what it took to be an ultra-runner. I decided I was going to keep raising the bar to see how far I can push myself. Running long distance has taught me consistency, determination and commitment and I get to apply this in so many areas of my life. I thank God every day for the privilege and opportunity to lace my shoes and run whenever I want.