In the News: Running For Relief From Grief Standard-Examiner Article



“I like to give hope. I have had four kids and they were high-risk pregnancies. But I made it through it.”

“Too often, Erickson said, this kind of grief is suffered alone.”

“She has been trying to help others by using her own experience. ”

“You can’t explain the emotion to someone who has never gone through it. Sharing the grief helps you feel more joyful,” she said.


The 10K race begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the West Bountiful Park, 550 W. Pages Lane, Bountiful. A 2K walk follows after the 10K racers are off.

The course takes runners west before traveling north on the Legacy Parkway trails.

“This is a 10K that is chip-timed. So they can do a flat, fast 10K route,” said Lora Erickson, race founder and running coach.

“There is a two-mile route. If they are not a runner — that’s OK. The idea is also about health promotion, not only physical health but the mental grief.”

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson