Bainbridge man running marathon every day to raise awareness for mental health

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 17, 2018

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Bainbridge man is running down the stigma of mental health -- literally.

Harold Allen says he's been running a marathon every day this month to raise awareness.

When Allen isn't working at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital, he's out to make a difference. All month, he's changing from scrubs to running gear. He’s already logged more than 400 miles.

"You feel like you've got to hide from something or running from something," said Allen.

His passion to raise awareness for mental health is driving his journey. He's marking his progress through social media.

"It's been challenging. It's been pleasure. It's been pain," said Allen.

On day 17, he’s passed the halfway mark. By the end of May, he'll have logged more than 800 miles.

"It feels really good, but there's still a lot more work that needs to be done," Allen said.

Thursday brought another 26.2 mile run, but Allen is only finding purpose. He says he's advocating change with every pound of the pavement.

To follow his journey, click here.

To donate to Allen's efforts, click here.



 
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