Introducing 100 Miles of Wild Team Member, Jane Davis

22 Apr

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Occupation: Community Health Educator; Coach for Girls on the Run

Athletics: Ultra Endurance Runner

Other Information: BSEd in School and Community Health from the University of Idaho and a MEd from Central Washington University. Completed two years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi Southeast Africa working in Maternal Child Health and six months of service as a Crisis Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa as an HIV/AIDS Trainer of trainers. Career has included working in the fields of mental health, family planning, substance use and abuse, and other health related subjects primarily focused on prevention. 

Jane has incorporated her love for the outdoors and running for over 20 years. In 2010 eight months after losing her husband to prostate cancer she ran her first Ultra stage race in Costa Rica as a way to find peace and healing. That was a turning point and the challenge of running ultras and being on the trails become a part of her lifestyle. Since that first race Jane has participated in ultras in Argentina, Canada, Kenya and the United States. Jane’s five year old daughter Jayna often accompanies her on her race travels and is her biggest cheerleader. In addition, Jane continues to run road races and is a Team Winter athlete as a way to raise funds and awareness regarding prostate cancer. Her love for the outdoors and the importance of maintaining our beautiful landscape for the generations that follow makes this project that much more intriguing. Jane is looking forward to the challenge of running through the badlands of North Dakota and is honored to have been given the opportunity.

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