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*Editor’s note: The Athens Messenger has partnered with the organizers of Race for a Reason to promote the many charities that this event benefits from participant donations. The ‘Racing With the Athens Stars’ initiative returns this year, which featured ‘local celebrities’ and their reasons for participating

Job title: The owner and designer for Ohio is Home and Red Tail Design Co.

What is your running reason? My reason for running is to earn money for a scholarship fund we created in memory of my friend and employee Tag Hauschild. Tag Memorial Scholarship Fund.

What made you choose this Reason? I chose this reason because it’s a person thing and I see the need to help high school students get a head start in their artistic career by getting a scholarship. Tag and I were both art students and supporting art in a professional career is important to their livelihood and also to their well-being.

What else should people know about this organization/reason? This scholarship is new and will be fostered through our Ohio is Home showcase where we will donate directly and work with the Hauschild family to select students each year to support their future in the fine arts.

What else should people know about this organization/reason?This will be my second year with Race for a Reason. I participated a long time ago.

What part of the event are you most looking forward to?I can’t wait to see people engage with each other and these various reasons. There are plenty of non-profits to support in Athens and many people and organizations are doing great work! So overall it’s just fun to see what everyone is supporting and sometimes new “reasons” like this scholarship fund can come to light through events like this.

In which race are you going to participate? I will participate in the 5 km race.

Job title: Ohio University Women’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach

What is your running reason? Supporting student-athletes on the Ohio University Women’s Swimming and Diving Team

What made you choose this Reason? I can see firsthand the positive transformative effect college athletes have had on young women and their development as people.

What else should people know about this organization/reason? Many student-athletes choose to participate or volunteer for a race each year for a reason.

How many years have you participated in Race for a Reason? This will be my first participation, but the program volunteers every year.

What part of the event are you most looking forward to? I love how the community of participants comes together to have fun, run and spread the word to many more about their reason for running.

In which race are you going to participate? 5k

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