Chapters need 5 local runners/walkers: Chapters have a leader, assistant, Facebook manager, chaplain (prays for chapter). Chapters can be affiliated with pregnancy resource centers, schools, churches, etc. Pray together before races, fundraise for local Pro-Life orgs, train together monthly. Example schedule and group training tips below. Have first 5 members SignUp as “no chapter”, and then send chapter request to contact@LIFErunners.org. Interactive Chapter Map and Contacts.
* Helpful Tools: www.liferunners.org/helpful-tools. FLYER.
* Team Roster: over 2,200 runners/walkers/cheerers, ages 2 to 80, in 49 states (not UT) and 14 countries – Afghanistan, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Philippines, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, United States.
* AL – Decatur (FB): 2012, Lisa/David Rawlings, Roster
* AR – Fayetteville: 2013, Kimberly Prenger, Rhonda Prenger, Roster
* AZ – Phoenix (FB): 2014, Leonard Gutierrez, Roster
* CA – Napa (FB): 2014, Anna Francisco, Roster
* CA – Sacramento (FB): 2014, Mary Claire Miller, Juanita Baier, Tom Jennings, Roster
* CA – Tracy (FB): 2013, Arsenia Rendon, Roster
* CO – Colorado Springs (FB): 2011, Scott Casmer, Dr. Rich Reich, Fr. Gregory, Roster
* CO – Conifer (FB): 2013, Leslie Soell, Sheri Churchill, Leo Pacheco, Roster
* CO – Denver (FB): 2013, Scott O’Connor, Christy Hubka, Fr. Chris Uhl, Roster
* CT – New Canaan: 2013, Ellen Jennings, Roster
* FL – Ave Maria Univ (FB): 2012, Maureen Villaca, Leslie Delaney, Roster
* FL – Niceville (FB): 2014, James & Joan Cloutier, Roster
* FL – Pensacola (FB): 2013, Deborah Ridder, Sam Ridder, Fr. Paul Lambert, Roster
* FL – St. Johns: 2013, Christie DeTrude, Drucella Faulk, Roster
* GA – Evans: 2014, Mary Kate & Joe Pride, Roster
* GA – Macon: 2012, Debbie McMahon Levitt, Roster
* IA - Sioux City (FB): 2011, Paula Parmelee, Roster
* ID - Boise (FB): 2012, John Swanke, Jeff Penzkover, Roster
* IL - Belleville (FB): 2011, Steve & Mary Ellen Hoffman, Jeremy Monroe, Msgr Myler, Fr. Abraham, Roster
* IL - Chicago South (FB): 2013, Marlena Tharnish, Roster
* IL - Dunlap: 2013, Julie Stedwill, Jeff Stedwill, Roster
* IL – Edwardsville (Save The 1): 2013, Kristi Hofferber, Roster
* IL – Effingham (FB): 2013, Bob Feldhake, Katie Waldhoff, Fr. Brian Alford, Roster
* IL - Southern IL Univ: 2013, Michael Esker, Rachel Frichtl, Roster
* IL - Springfield (FB): 2012, Kyle Holtgrave, Nick Gray, Bishop Paprocki, Roster
* IN – Indianapolis (FB): 2013, Thuy Lam, April Lam, Roster
* KS - Benedictine College (FB): 2011, Megan Langenfeld, Alex Rysavy, Roster
* KS – Johnson County (FB): 2014, Theresa Dorrell, Jennifer Schmidt, Roster
* KS – Kansas State Univ (FB): 2012, Kathryn Biver, Ken Strawn, Roster
* KS – Oxford KS: 2013, Mark Sutton, Patrick Neises, Roster
* LA – Lafayette (FB): 2013, Grant Fenske, Chris Odinet, Fr. Mark Ledoux, Roster
* MA – Springfield (Western MA) (FB): 2014, Mary Kate Henle, Karen Ford, Roster
* MD – Baltimore (FB): 2012, Victoria Glose, Annie McDonald, Deacon Montalto, Roster
* MI – Chelsea (FB): 2013, Fred Ulisse, Julie Ulisse, Roster
* MN – Aitkin: 2013, Marcy Malsed, Pete Malsed, Roster
* MN - Fergus Falls (FB): 2011, Tina/Steve Castle, Fr. Greg Paffel, Roster
* MN - Twin Cities (FB): 2011, Robyn Steinbrueck, Roster
* MO - Coalition St. Louis (FB): 2011, Stephen Schmidt, Dan Hinrichs, Fr. Joe Coffey, Roster
* MO – Concord St. Louis (FB): 2012, Christine Talley, Mary Larkin, Pastor Lannie McFarland, Roster
* MO - Kansas City (FB): 2011, Lindsey/Josh Bachman, Fr. Joseph Totton, Roster
* MO - Mid-MO (FB, website): 2011, Anne Carmichael, Bill Pauls, Fr. Joseph Coffey, Roster
* MO – Springfield (FB): 2012, Gary Momphard, Fr. Bertrand, Roster
* MO - St. Joseph Radio (FB): 2011, Teresa/Matt Laugeman, Ed Heigl, Roster
* MO – St. Peters (FB): 2012, Sarah Swaykus, Dave Reed, Roster
* MO – ThriVe PRC (FB): 2012, Joy Maxwell, Roster
* MO – Wentzville(Baby Steps): 2014, Peter/Julie Lassiter, Roster
* NE – Lincoln: 2013, Sheri/Steve Baumgartner, Roster
* NJ – Jackson (FB): 2013, Stephen Holinaty, Roster
* NJ – St. Cecilia (Rockaway)(FB): 2013, John Byrne, Michael O’Brien, Fr. Daniel O’Mullane, Roster
* NM – Las Cruces (FB): 2013, Judith Casas, Theresa Daviet, Roster
* NY – Finger Lakes (FB): 2013, Daniel Mruzek, Maria Mruzek, Fr Edison Tayag, Roster
* NY – New York City (FB): 2012, Molly McDonald, Sharla Cloutier, Pat Tina, Roster
* OH – Dayton (FB): 2013, Alice Chapman, Julie Barclay, Roster
* OH – Franciscan Univ: 2012, Christina Schmitz, Fr. Gregory Plow, Roster
* OR – Hillsboro: 2014, Lisa & Scott Stewart, Roster
* PA - Pittsburgh (FB): 2011, Joe Gallo, Dan Stover, Roster
* RI – Rhode Island (FB): 2013, Mike Krzywonos, Roster
* SD – O’Gorman HS (FB): 2012, Alexis Soldatke, Mary Motz, Fr. Andy Young, Roster
* SD – Rapid City (FB): 2012, Karen Patnaude, Nicci Blakeman, Deacon Larry Kopriva, Roster
* SD – RCCSS (FB): 2013, Barb Honeycutt, Shelby Vickers, Fr. Marcin Garbacz, Roster
* SD - Sioux Falls (FB): 2010, Paul Westendorf, Sara Beaner, Fr. Andy Young, Roster
* SD – Wall (FB): 2013, Sharon/Glenn Swanson, Pastor Ron Burtz, Roster
* SD – Yankton (FB): 2013, Barbara Heithoff, Deacon Ron Kachena, Roster
* TX – Abilene (FB): 2013, Greg Kroeger, Jennifer Kroeger, Roster
* TX – Allen – Sidewalk Advocates (FB): 2013, Lauren Muzyka, Juan Rosas, Fr. Charles Vreeland, Roster
* TX – Austin (FB): 2014, Ruben & Aneta Ollervides, Roster
* TX – Boerne (FB): 2013, Dale/Angel Guillot, James Russell (seminarian), Roster
* TX – Fort Worth (FB): 2013, Hollie Leonesio, Roster
* TX – Houston (FB): 2014, Yesenia (Jesi) Bailey, Roster
* TX - San Antonio (FB): 2011, Joan Renee Cloutier, Kathy Seastrunk, Roster
* VA – Woodbridge (FB): 2013, Marilyn Martin, Angela Clark, Roster
* Washington DC (FB): 2013, Jeff/Mary Grabosky, Angela Clark, Roster
* WA – Tacoma (FB): 2013, Julie Covell, Kim Wendt, Roster
* WI – Fox Cities (FB): 2013, Fiona Villaca, Melissa Mader, Fr. VanDynhoven, Roster
* WV – Romney: 2011, Tracy Carl, Fr. William Kuchinsky, Roster
* Mexico – Monterrey: 2014, Gustavo Cerrillo, Roster
* Singapore (FB): 2012, Annabella Long, Jonathan Lim, Roster
* No chapters within one hour: Roster
Example Chapter Schedule (2012):
* JAN: start training for Fargo half/full marathon (19 May).
* FEB: praying at Sioux Falls PP abortion facility (25th), start with a 30 min out-back run/walk
* MAR: St. Patrick’s Day 5M/5K/1M (17th); Shamrock 5K/2 mi/1 mi (31st).
* APR: 30 min run/walk followed by prayer at PP abortion facility (6:30 AM, 6th).
* MAY: Brookings half (12th); Fargo ND 5K/10K/full/half Saturday (18/19th)
* JUN: 30 minute run/walk followed by prayer at the Sioux Falls PP abortion facility (6:30 AM, 16th).
* JUL: First group training run/walk for Oct marathon (6:30 AM, 14th)
* AUG: Second group training run/walk (6:30 AM, 11th)
* SEP: Third group training run/walk is Sioux Falls half/full Marathon (9th)
* OCT: Last group training run/walk (7 AM, 6th), STL 1 M/5K/half/full Marathon and Events (21st)
* NOV: 40 Days for Life, Black Friday run/walk and prayer at Sioux Falls PP abortion facility (23rd)
* DEC: Advent, prepare the way and make room in our hearts for God.
Monthly Group Run Tips: To include all ages/abilities.
* Option 1: First pray LIFE Runners Creed, 15 min out-back run/walk at own pace to allow everyone to finish together in about 30 min, close with 10-15 min of group stretching and core strengthening for injury prevention and fellowship.
* Option 2: First pray LIFE Runners Creed, slow team warm up together for five minutes and then press into pace groups. After run/walk, stretch at a determined spot for fellowship.
* Notes: Schedule for early morning to avoid conflicts, extend out/back time as season progresses, some will run/walk additional miles before/after, could have optional breakfast/lunch afterwards. Could meet at abortion mill for the opening group prayer. After the workout, could have an optional Rosary procession at the abortion mill (17 min).
Helpful Tools: www.liferunners.org/helpful-tools.
Display Board: guidance.
Bulletin announcement: LIFE Runners pray and run (or walk) to defend Life from conception to natural death…All In Christ for Pro-Life! Sign up to get your “REMEMBER The Unborn, Jer 1:5” jersey and team updates/devotions: www.liferunners.org/signup. Invite other runners and walkers to join us. For more team info visit www.LIFErunners.org. Contact your local chapter leader [name] at [email].