RUNNING WITH THE REAL FORREST GUMP (THE RAVEN)

On Miami’s South Beach, you’ll find Robert Kraft, better known as The Raven. He’s there every day. Robert made a New Year’s resolution back on January 1, 1975 to run 8 miles every day that year. Now, 34 years later he still hasn’t missed a day. Eight miles every day for the past 34 years.

I first became fascinated by Raven’s story when I saw a video about him on ESPN. The part that amazed me was how many people come to run with him. Over 900 runners ranging in age from 9 to 79, from 61 different countries and 47 states, have completed at least one 8 mile run with him.
Next week during spring break, we will be in Miami to spend some time with Taylor. I’ve found out where “The Raven” runs, and I’m hoping to sneak out one afternoon and run 8 miles with him. That ought to be interesting.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Adam Gonnerman says:

    I'll be interested to read your blog post about that after you've done it.

    As for me, I only run if something is chasing me, and it has to be a lot meaner than me to get me moving.

  2. Stoogelover says:

    Have him wipe his face on your shirt and see if it comes out a smiley face. Then we'll know he's for real.

  3. Donna G says:

    I would love to watch you run on the beach…or watch anything on the beach!!!

  4. Evan says:

    I wish I had known about this guy, I was in Miami on Friday. Have a good time. I will check back to see how it goes!

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