Raven Kraft has changed the lives of thousands who have run with him - many of them hundreds of times. From all 50 states and dozens of countries, across all age groups and backgrounds, they come to run with Raven, and in the process find friendship, inspiration - and a nickname.
Among them is author Laura Lee "White Lightning" Huttenbach, who has logged over 1,000 miles of Raven Runs. Here she explores the stories of dozens of others about why they started running with Raven - and why they keep coming back. Taxman, an accountant in his mid-60s, has done 1800+ runs. Dizzy, a middle school principal from Cuba, met his wife and his best friend on Raven Runs. Butcher, an ex-convict, credits Raven with saving his life.
In an uncertain world Raven shows up, no matter what. Quirky and appealing, tenacious and magnetic, Raven is a legend of the running world. As he says, "I may be the only thing that hasn't changed around here in the last 40 years." Laura Lee Huttenbach reveals how one man's daily ritual has blossomed into an uncanny gift for weaving people together - and an invaluable reminder that the journey means little without the connections forged along the way.
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A Must Listen for New and Veteran Runners
Inspirational story that encouraged me keep my own 3-year daily run streak going. While I haven't run the 8 yet, I feel like I was down there with Raven and his motley cast of characters. In a world of fake/bad news, this was an uplifting book.
Learning about the struggles that life threw at Raven and how this run became his way of bringing a little control to life.
Great emotion and voice work with many colorful characters.
Life to Run
- Bob G. - author, investor, entrepreneur
Highly recommended for h.s students on life lesson
Having had the honor of running with raven a few months before the book coming out. Listening to the book while running allowed me to relive the inspiration of running with Raven and hearing his stories and gain a true understanding of his accomplishments. As someone that believes running is the greatest treatment for mental health and the other principles Raven lives by such as consistency, and honoring your word. I believe this book should be ready by all high school students
- Noah Krug