Runner Jonathon Prince has covered more than 7,500 miles across America to inspire people to choose hope when times get hard.
On Wednesday, March 10, Prince ran through Charlotte. Principal Eric Ward along with 30 members from Wilson Middle’s track team laced up their running shoes and joined him for approximately one mile—all in the name of hope.
Prince also talked to the eighth-grade class about his project “Choose Hope or Die.” The campaign raises funds for disaster relief and aims to promote and inspire hope to people and organizations that need it most. The students asked questions about how he prepares for his journeys, life on the road and his plans for future runs.
“When I run, I think about the kids who need help or the people who don’t have a job,” said Prince.
He also told the students about some adverse situations that affected his life. He talked about how he dealt with his brothers who participated in gang activity, difficult times in college and an estranged relationship with this father.