Human Potential Running Series and Centennial Covenant Church Partner
to Offer Spiritual Practices for Ultra Runners.
During the Tommyknocker 12 Hour Race and Mine Shaft Half Marathon on Saturday May, 12th HPRS and CCC will launch a first of its kind cohort on the spirituality of running designed for runners exploring the connections between their physicality and spirituality. www.humanpotentialrunning.com www.centcov.org
Littleton, CO, April 9th, 2018 – HPRS and CCC are offering a first of its kind experience for participants in the HPRS Tommyknocker 12 Hour Race and Mine Shaft Half Marathon. This community experience is available to participants in these races only and is limited to 40 individuals.
By joining the cohort you will participate in a free dinner and conversation the night before the race, be invited to engage in guided spiritual practice during the race, and reconvene for drinks and debriefing the weekend after the race. Participants who complete all aspects of the cohort – including a short survey – will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win 50% off a future HPRS race, gift certificates and free gear from HPRS sponsor companies, and more.
Ultra running, trail running and fitness communities have long integrated spiritual belief and practice into their athletic pursuits. These practices are often kept private as a response to previous critical or negative encounters with religion. HPRS and CCC are creating a refreshingly open space for dialogue about spiritual practice and its integration with athletic activity.
HPRS and CCC are excited to work together on offering an opportunity for runners to engage in dialogue about their spirituality as runners, share experiences with other runners, be challenged to engage their spirituality in new ways during their race on May 12th, and reconvene after the race to debrief. This entire facilitated experience is being funded by a research grant and is designed to learn more about the spiritual and religious beliefs of young adults.
While HPRS has partnered with a Christian church for the cohort, this community will be intentionally open to and embracing of the diversity of religious belief and practice of all participants. HPRS holds no religious affiliation.