Terri Biloski of St. Thomas Ontario will be embarking on one heck of a journey on November 10th, 2012. Biloski might be small in stature, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for with quiet determination. She began running to relieve stress as a teenager, which kick started a life that revolves around running.
Biloski will be trekking 161 kilometres otherwise known as 100 miles in a commendable effort to raise money and awareness for The Huntington Society of Canada. This tour will take place on November 10th (World Run Day) through Elgin County. She is aiming to complete this task in under 18 hours, which is approximately 6:30 per kilometre.
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Biloski was wearing a hat the day I met her. She wears several different hats in the running community. She is the proud owner of a speciality running store (Run For Your Life), run coach, and Race Director for the races below.
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Predictor Run - December 31st, 2012
Mud Dog Run – April 7th, 2013
Lace Up For STEGH – September 21, 2013
Biloski’s family has been hit hard by Huntington’s, and she admits that she is literally running away from the disease. “There is evidence that being more active can delay the onset of Huntington’s”.
The statistics say that 1 in every 7,000 will develop Huntingtons disease. The statistics also say that there is a 50% chance that a child of a parent with HD will also develop the disease.
Currently there are thousands of people across this country and many others that are fighting HD as it ravages their brains and slowly shuts down their bodies. There are also many more that have been touched by this disease as it affects a loved one or close friend.
To learn more about Terri Biloski and Run 161, click here.