On August 8, 2015, Kathryn Lindquist, 24, became the first person in history to trace the route the 101st Airborne Division and US troops took during World War II. Her project, Run For Currahee, took her on an 850 mile long run from Normandy, France to the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Her endeavor raised awareness for World War II veterans and the non-profit Camp Toccoa at Currahee.
She is a mountain and adventure runner based in Cary, North Carolina, currently training for ultra-distance events. Lindquist currently works in the running industry for Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh and Morrisville, but also worked in the coffee business for many years.
Lindquist is currently supported by Altra Running and Skratch Labs, along with Stoked Roasters. But she is most proud of being selected as a SisuGirls Ambassador, an opportunity that gives her the chance to encourage young girls to seek adventure in the outdoors.
Active in the World War II veterans community, Lindquist will be returning to Normandy for the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day on June 5-6, 2016 to run all 101 miles of beaches where Allied troops fought and died during the invasion of Europe in 1944. Partnering with the non-profit organization Team Red, White and Blue, she will carry an American flag every step of the way, hoping to remind the World that freedom isn’t free.
AND HER WEBSITE: runforcurrahee.com