Pounding Pavement

Those are just a few of the things you will find at the annual Roar Through Ybor Race for Sight, hosted by the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research. This race raises awareness and funds with one goal at its heart: sharing the gift of sight with people all across the globe. You can read about the Lions Eye Institute Foundation here.

Since our motto at ChappellRoberts is to create change, we love to find ways to do that around our communities and alongside our clients! We asked members of our ChappellRoberts team why they are stoked to run this year’s Roar Through Ybor Race for Sight. Check it out!

How do you get yourself pumped up before a run?

Shannon Welch – Senior Project Manager

I feed off the palpable adrenaline in the air, when all of the other runners are warming up and getting ready to go, there is an energy that really fuels me.

Christine Turner – Vice President of Account Service, Principal

I don’t believe in warming up – to me, it’s just a waste of energy that I badly need in order to cross the finish line where I want.  I also try to bring some friends or family members I know I can beat, so that I feel better about myself! 😊

What is your post-race celebration of choice?

Shannon Welch – Senior Project Manager

I love to have a Diet Coke right after a race! And a good burger and fries….

Kat Wade – Account Executive

Champagne!

Megan Federico – Account Executive

Food. Always.

What is your go-to running playlist and why?

Lauren Broadwell – Assistant Account Executive

Honestly – the Greatest Showman soundtrack. Yes, I’m a little obsessed but really – who wouldn’t want to pound pavement with Hugh Jackman?

Megan Federico – Account Executive

Nothing gets me going like some good ole pop music: Jessie J, Carly Rae Jepson, Lady GaGa.

Shannon Welch – Senior Project Manager

I listen to anything that is upbeat and fast-paced and motivational, encouraging me to push through. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name” and Pink’s “Get the Party Started” are a few favorites.

Christine Turner – Vice President of Account Service, Principal

I like almost all pop music from the 80s to now.

Why run the Roar Through Ybor vs. any other 5K or 1-mile fun run?

Kat Wade – Account Executive

The Roar Through Ybor is always a great time, not to mention it goes towards a great cause and organization.

Megan Federico – Account Executive

It’s an important organization and every single person deserves the gift of sight.

Christine Turner – Vice President of Account Service, Principal

Running at night is always a fun way to mix it up, and I can’t deny that the charitable outcome makes us all winners!

Shannon Welch – Senior Project Manager

As an artist, I can’t imagine losing my eyesight. I truly believe in the value that they are bringing others.

The Lions Eye Institute Foundation works to give the gift of sight year-round. During this seventeenth annual Roar Through Ybor race and all year long, you can support the organization’s mission to change lives and restore sight.

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