Showing posts with label Kelly Nash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kelly Nash. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Q&A with Kelly Nash: Raising money for the Legacy Mile & 5K

Kelly Nash, a volunteer coordinator at Heritage Christian Services, is running for 24 hours on treadmill to raise money to support people with developmental disabilities. She starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the Pieters Family Life Center in Henrietta and proceeds go to the Heritage Christian Services Foundation.
1.       How did you get started in running?
I started running about 6 years ago after receiving a postcard in the mail from "Train to End Stroke.”  It was a program through the Stoke Association, I'd raise money and they'd train me to run a marathon.  I wanted to do this in my father's memory. He died after having a massive stroke.
2.       What has been your longest run to date? How long did that take?
My longest run to date is a 12 hour Ultra Marathon.  In the 12 hours I ran 63 miles.
3.       What do you rely on to keep you going?
During long runs I need to have plenty of liquids and carbs, usually gels and sport drinks.
Mentally I need to keep my mind moving and constantly remind myself of how far I've come and visualize how far I can go.
4.       Why is it important to you to challenge yourself?
I am a competitive person, mostly with myself.  It is during times of challenge that I grow, as a person and a runner, and I still feel relatively small ;)
5.       What advice do you have for others who want to try long distance running – or really anything in life that they are going to need to work at for a long time?
Running a marathon is similar to living a faithful life.  The training takes commitment, dedication, discipline and focus and it’s just plain hard at times.  But the reward of achieving a dream is priceless and well worth the effort!
Favorite verse:  Let us run the race before us and never give up! Hebrews 12:1

Kelly Nash has raced in 17 marathons, two ultras, 10 5Ks and two 10Ks for a total of 598.4 miles. In her training, she logged 1,150 miles in the first half of 2012.

Monday, July 2, 2012

24-hour run will benefit people with disabilities

An Irondequoit woman who has already run 17 marathons and two ultras will run for 24-hours straight starting at 9 a.m. Friday.
The woman, Kelly Nash, is running in support of the Heritage Christian Legacy Mile & 5K, which raises money to support people with developmental disabilities. By making a donation, people can rent the treadmill next to hers at the Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons Way, Henrietta.
Events – like Zumba classes, movies and live music – are planned throughout the day.
To donate, visit and search for Kelly Nash.

About the Legacy Mile & 5K
The Heritage Christian Legacy Mile & 5K is an annual event which benefits the Heritage Christian Services Foundation, which works to ensure people with developmental disabilities will have compassionate care now and in the future.
  • Saturday, Aug. 25 at Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Brighton
  • Registration 7 a.m.; 5K 8:30 a.m.; One-mile walk 10:15 a.m.
  • Event highlights: live music, clowns, face painting, bounce house, yard games and more! 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Register or donate at