As you may know, I have run in the past for fun and for fitness reasons but this year is different. This year, I've been particularly moved by the plight of refugees - particularly those fleeing persecution in Syria - and so I've made a decision that I'm going to do the UNHCR Run for Refugees to both raise funds and awareness of the hardships that everyday people like you and I are going through for no fault of their own. I've already been training for weeks - both in running and in continually reading stories of refugees who are fleeing. Already this has given me a new reason for running - if these brave people can risk the dangerous journey across land and sea to run from persecution, then I have no excuse to not face the slight discomfort of cold and rain to train for this event. Please help me to reach my goal of raising $1000 for refugees, and even better - come and join me and lets run for refugees together!