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Liz Roux shares her life story through the lens of running and why she chooses to run for a purpose rather than from tragedy. In doing so, Liz highlights the community that she has found through running and what running can teach us about resilience, family, and optimism.


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Liz Roux

Liz Roux

Liz embraces life through the rigors and rewards of running, with the utmost belief that we must run for a purpose, not from hardship.

At Gulf Coast High School, Liz was varsity captain of her cross country and track teams, a Florida High School Athletic Association state representative, and a 2015 Footlocker Scholar Athlete.

Now a senior at Harvard College, Liz is the women’s captain of the Harvard College Running Club and works a campus job as a run leader for Harvard On The Move.

She also competes every December at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of ‘Team David’, named after her little brother (heroes.stjude.org/liz_roux).