Dispatch 1 / February 23, 2016

Preparing to Run Further

Words by The North Face ultrarunner Hillary Allen In 2010, a catastrophic earthquake killed almost 300,000 Haitians and left nearly 1.5 million people homeless. Ian Rosenberger, anxious to help, traveled to Haiti to aid in the rebuilding process. He quickly realized there were deeper issues at hand and sought ways to become involved in creating ways for small Haitian …

About Further Expedition

The North Face ultrarunners Dean Karnazes and Hillary Allen join Team Tassy, a nonprofit organization aiming to end global poverty through job creation, in a #RunAcrossHaiti. Dean and Hillary are two of the 25 runners …

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