Changing lives and covering miles one step at a time.
ORIGINAL FFTFL TEAM
Meet the 12 runners! Spread throughout the United States from San Diego to Maine, these former strangers became united through blogs, social media, and friends-of-friends when race-enthusiast Rik Akey teamed with popular health blogger Katie Foster to form a very special Ragnar Relay team. Their vision was to bring together a team of people who shared the common bond of losing and keeping off a significant amount of weight through running.
In January 2013, the team ran the 200-mile Ragnar Relay race from Miami to Key West, FL. The race took over 30 hours to complete. This journey was captured in the documentary film From Fat to Finish Line.
“Running helped me be a better mom to my boys.”
“Running helped me to start living life instead of watching life pass me by.”
“Running helped me realize that I am capable of achieving whatever I choose to attempt.”
“Running allowed me to be able to do the simple fun things that normal people get to do.”
“Running helped me lose the weight that was holding me back from becoming the me I always wanted to be.”
“Running has changed my thinking from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can and I will.’”
“Running helped me conquer depression.”
“Running has given me the chance to live a happier, healthier, disease-free life.”
“Running helped me discover an inner drive, determination and strength I had never known; it also gave me a self-confidence and sense of accomplishment that had been missing my entire life.”
“Running introduced me to a healthier, happier, more positive me I never knew existed.”
“Running made me believe in myself”
“Running didn’t change me. It just helped the real me find my way out.”