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Mark Kenison - Father of Five - Runner - Guide

Mark Kenison is a father of FIVE, a runner, and a guide. He quietly and kindly volunteers with Para Guide, and we are so happy to know him.

How did you get involved with Para Guide?

I was running in the Charlotte Marathon 5K with speed for need and saw Para Guide and thought how cool would that be to help a blind person run in a race. I saw Shannon and asked how to get involved.


Share a memorable experience or event with Team Para Guide:

When I went through the training on how to guide we were blindfolded and then led around by a guide and jogged around. It was pretty scary but once I started to trust my guide it got easier. It gave me whole new respect for visually impaired people.


What are your goals for 2019-2020?

I’d love to be a guide in at least 4 more races. I also want to run a half marathon which I’ve never done.


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