6-year-old girl running half marathon for a cause close to her heart

Keelan Glass guest interview

ABILENE, Texas - She may look small, but she has some pretty big ideas.

"I'm gonna run a half marathon," said 6-year-old Keelan as she decided to take on the 13.1 mile journey. It all started from a simple talk with her mom.

Dr. Tracy Glass, Keelan's mom, explains, "We were having brunch and in our conversation I said, ‘What gifts has God given you?' And they thought about it and Keelan said, ‘Well, I can run fast,' and I said ‘How do you think you can use those gifts to serve God's people?' and she said "Well, I can run for babies just like you do, mom' and I said "Yeah, you could. You could really do that."

After consulting with physicians and her husband, Tracy signed Keelan up to run with their LifeRunners group, part of a national pro-life association. Keelan decided to raise money to benefit Pregnancy Resources in Abilene and present her earnings at the group's national race.

So far, she has raised almost $1,600 – with more coming in.

Asked how she manages to keep running such a long distance, Keelan said: "‘Cause God makes me keep on running."

Keelan's race is Saturday, Oct. 5 at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

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LifeRunners is the world's largest pro-life running group, as it has more than 1,500 runners/walkers, ages 4 to 79, in 44 states and 10 other countries.

The group prays together before races, fundraises for local pro-life organizations, and trains together monthly. LifeRunners was founded in 2008 by two Catholic friends and although predominately linked to Catholic churches, it is open to all denominations.

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