A GOTR Supporter Runs Across Missouri

Posted by CTurner in on Tue 05/28/2019 9:45

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled this week for Maggie Seymour, an ambitious and inspirational “woman on the run” making her way across Missouri to benefit her campaign Run Free Missouri. Maggie, a GOTR supporter and former coach for North Carolina and California councils, will run 30 miles a day starting in Kansas City on May 23 and end in Hannibal on June 1.

Maggie’s run across Missouri is #10 on her larger goal of running across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each cross-state run supports a cause near and dear to her heart, those around her or someone in the community she is running through. Ever since she was little, Maggie grew up giving back. She feels a stronger connection to her community when she takes time to contribute back to it, and for her she does it through running.

It was about eight years ago now that Maggie first became involved with Girls on the Run. She resonated with the concept of utilizing running as a way to connect girls with positive self-image and social skills. She sought out her local council to become a coach and has since coached at both North Carolina and California councils. She sees the parallels that running has for the development of life skills and raves about the Girls on the Run program knowing that it is having such a large impact on so many girls.

Maggie knows that setting large goals can be scary at times, but hopes that by you seeing her journey that you too feel that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to! Just keep pushing toward your goal and focus on your inspiration. For her, it is the continuous support of others—their willingness to help in any way they can to help her reach her goal and seeing its importance.

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