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Life on the Hill Q&A: Two Run Across Georgia participants
Sandra Reyes local runner gives a thumbs up on her night run
Sandra Reyes, local runner gives a thumbs-up on her night run. - photo by Photo provided.

Q: What was the main reason you wanted to take on this challenge of Run Across Georgia? What was the greatest challenge?

(Sandra Reyes) The reason why I decided to run was for our heroes who have sacrificed everything for our freedom. They leave their families behind knowing that it could be the last time they see their faces. They still go and do what's necessary to fight for our country and to protect our freedom. The challenge I came across during this race was sleeping a few minutes before each run. Having one of our runners get injured made me think of how much harder we all had to work to get to the finish line. But it was so little compared to our soldiers who give the ultimate sacrifice daily. My team had some of the best and must humble runners I could have ever asked for. There was great leading and support among each other. I was humbled to have had the opportunity to run for a great cause, and to raise money for our heroes. Thank you to the residents of Richmond Hill, who helped us tremendously with their donations.

(Lori Hunter) This was my second year to Run Across Georgia. I took this challenge on to raise money for soldiers and their families. I have been a military wife for 13 years, and this was a way for me to give back to families who have given so much for our freedom. This was also a way to represent the military wives of this community. The greatest challenge we faced was the heat, many setbacks on the course and having to add more mileage than we had expected. We all pulled together and finished!

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