Meet Our Ambassadors
One of our initiatives this year is to spread the word about Still I Run through ambassadors. These are people, from around the country, that are passionate about both running and mental health. For the 2018 year they’ll be running races on behalf of Still I Run, sharing their experiences of running for mental health, and spreading the good word about the Still I Run community!
Bio: Hello! My name is Jason Schuringa. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Kristen. Father of my charming son, Emerson. Passionate Realtor at Five Star Real Estate.
2018 Running Goals: Run 2+ miles at least three times a week
Bio: I am a clinical therapist who runs as much as I can. Running helps me with my own mental health – it is the best method I’ve ever found to help manage my anxiety. I live in Northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy running in all four seasons.
2018 Running Goals: Run my first 50k in April 2018. I am nervous and excited about the training and hope to arrive at the start and finish line healthy and injury free.
Bio: I’m an academic administrator for online teaching at Penn State University. Running became a central feature of my program to manage both long-term recovery from alcohol dependence and bipolar II disorder. I ran 2112 miles in 2017 and finished the year with PRs in the marathon, half marathon, and 5K distances. In 2018 I will be training for my first 50-mile ultra. I have two boys, a wonderful girlfriend, and an aging but young at heart black lab.
2018 Running Goals: My main goal is to complete a local ultramarathon. It’s a 50 miler. I have run 3 marathons and I know this is a different beast. There are a couple other local races I want to complete as well.
Bio: I am a 34-year-old wife, mom of twins, nurse practitioner and slow but persistent runner. I discovered running after a surgery for my Crohn’s disease to help me recover and to deal with my anxiety and depression from my chronic health disease. Running has been a great tool for me and continues to be a great support as I continue to try to figure out how to balance my work role, my physical health, my anxiety and my family.
2018 Running Goals: Get back into the saddle of regular running, improve speedwork to run a 5K in less than 30 minutes(slow mama runner here), and then PR a 10K (66 minutes).
Bio: My name is Michael Camilleri and I found out about Still I Run in the Fall of 2016 when I was suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks. I have adopted it as my battle cry now. I have a tattoo of the arrow logo on my calf. Running is one of the most important tools in the arsenal I use to maintain my mental health and manage my anxiety.
2018 Running Goals: Run over 400 miles and run another 1/2 marathon.
Location: Auckland, NEW ZEALAND!!
Bio: I am an international Still I Run ambassador living in the beautiful small country of New Zealand. I’ve successfully used exercise as an adjunct to other therapies to control depression twice, once in my late teens and again in my early twenties, and now in my thirties, I still use running and triathlons as part of my ongoing self-care plan. My biggest running achievement was finishing my first (and currently only) full marathon in Melbourne in 2013, and my biggest triathlon achievement was completing Ironman New Zealand in 2014. I am a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor with a background in exercise prescription and exercise psychology. I’m looking forward to a fun year of running for a great cause – Still I Run.
2018 Running Goals: PB my 5km, 10km, and half marathon times; and complete my second marathon. My first marathon was on a relatively flat course and this year’s is in the hills so I’m going to need to stay strong and fit to get it done!