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We are looking for runners to unite to support Nea Zoi and their mission to fight for new life.

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The Story

On a visit to Athens, Greece in 2021, Emily and Janessa were burdened as they prayer-walked through the red light district and witnessed the prevalence of prostitution and sex trafficking. We met the Nea Zoi team who are tangibly doing something about it. Nea Zoi (Greek for New Life) is a non-profit social service ministry that seeks to reach, support, and restore women and men in prostitution; offering them opportunities for a new life. We were inspired to support Nea Zoi by doing what we love most: RUNNING!

The Team

Partnering with Live Global, we are committed to gathering a team of runners and utilizing our circle of influence to raise awareness and funds for Nea Zoi by racing the Athens Marathon. Leading up to the big race, we will provide online support and guidance for the team as well as training tips.

The Race

The Athens Marathon will take place in November of 2022. More details are to come. Runners have the option to race the full marathon or the 10k (Saturday, Nov 12th). The team plans to leave Wednesday, November 9th for Athens. We will provide travel arrangements, organized lodging, transportation, running opportunities, and the best local Greek food; in conjunction with the Steps of Paul Tour with an emphasis on flexibility for your pre-and post-race needs. There will be no lack of spirit and hype!

For full itinerary and pricing, go to Steps of Paul Tour page

RACE COURSE:

RACE DETAILS: Athens Marathon Website

Emily and Janessa Dunn

Our running career started as 4th-grade girls begging our father and track coach to race in the 8th-grade girls' state meet. When Emily finished first place with Janessa closely behind, we knew God had built us to be runners.

We raced competitively in high school (FEAST) and the NCAA D1 Track and Cross-Country teams (The University of Tulsa), and have been running ever since!

You can find us at 5 am every Saturday morning running the streets of Houston, Texas in tandem like we did as 4th graders. With 20 years of running and racing experience and 10 marathons under our belt, we are excited to utilize our love for running for a higher cause than the runner's high. We would love for you to join the mission!

Can't find the information you're looking for? Contact Tim at tim.dishong@liveglobal.org