KORE Women features Sara Knight, Founder and President of The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation
The KORE Women Podcast
Sara Knight is featured on The KORE Women Podcast. She is the founder and president of The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, which is based in Bristow, Virginia. Sara founded the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation (SJGF) in honor of her daughter, Julia Grace, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 12. In 2014, Sara began the work to create SJGF with the mission to grant wishes and meet the non-medical needs of children who are seriously ill, have special needs, or who are in the midst of a medical crisis. You’re going to want to take the time to listen to Sara’s journey of loss, grief, her desire to help children, and the reason for the motto of her organization, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain” (Vivian Greene). To find out more about Sara and her very special organization go to: https://www.sweetjuliagrace.org
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037: Which Toughest was the toughest Toughest? with Jim Campbell, Melissa "Sharkbait" Dugan, Sara Knight, and Mark James
World’s Toughest Podcast
On today’s episode we talk with the only four people to compete in all six Toughest Mudder races this year. Jim Campbell, Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan, Sara Knight, and Mark James ran each Toughest Mudder race this year in Los Angeles, Atlanta, the UK, Philadelphia, Whistler, and Chicago. You want to know which Toughest was the toughest Toughest. We start with each of them telling which of the six races they thought was the toughest. Then we talk with them about the Toughest Mudder series as a whole, and about each race individually. We wrap up by getting each of their rankings of all six races. Which race was the toughest? Second toughest? All the way down to sixth toughest. And then finally, we assign point values to those rankings, add up the scores of each venue and give a definitive answer to the question: “Which Toughest was the toughest Toughest? If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number 4) Yes or No to the question "Would you like to receive updates from Merrell and World's Toughest Podcast? What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod, or call the listener voicemail line at (302) 786-9868. If you would like to hear Will read your words on air, leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
Toughest Mudder and Tough Mudder X with Sara Knight
Overcome and Run
This week, Heather spoke with Sara Knight, an elite OCR athlete who placed second at last year's World's Toughest Mudder, 6th at the Spartan Race World Championships last year, and has run every Toughest Mudder race so far this year. Sara talks all about Toughest Mudder: the differences between each one, what she liked and didn't like, and how she was able to stay healthy and at an elite level between each one. Sara also talks about her experience with WTM, and her goals for this year. Together Heather and Sara discuss the other 24-hour races that are debuting, and Sara shares what motivates her to keep going in OCR and why she loves the sport. We are partners with Icebug to get you a discount on your next pair! Use head over to Icebug.com and use code OVERCEOME12 to save 20%! Evan Perperis sent us his book “Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing” to check out. We will read it and get back to you with some additional details. In the meantime, head on over to teamstrengthspeed.com and check out their new podcast or order the book. Make sure you are following everything we are doing by taking a look at our Instagram, Facebook and joining our mailing list!
021: Toughest Mudder Philly Recap with Stefanie Bishop, Chikorita, Sara Knight, and Allison Tai.
World’s Toughest Podcast
Toughest Mudder Philly Recap! Toughest Mudder Philly was this past weekend. Trevor Cichosz and Allison Tai came away with the first place wins and 208 runners out of 717 (29%) qualified as contenders. Before we get into the Toughest Philly recap information Will talks about Ian Panter and the car accident he was in as he was leaving the Saturday morning Tough Mudder course. The local news station where Ian lives did a story on the accident and we listen to a clip from it. If you’d like to help Ian and his family with their medical expenses, a GoFundMe page has been set up. You can find a link to it at facebook.com/worldstoughestpod Kris Mendoza borrowed the World’s Toughest Microphone and talked to several people in Philly, pre-race. He spends some time talking with Trevor Cichosz, Lou Fisher, Stefanie Bishop, John Fagan, Jim “Da Goat” Campbell, Keith Allen, Joel Forsyth, and Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan. Da Goat and Sharkbait are on this podcast as often as Will Hicks lately. As we start talking about Philly, we talk about the Philly results and stats, as well as discussing the Toughest Mudder series as a whole. Philly had 29% of the field qualify as contenders, Europe had 33%, Atlanta had 61%, and LA had 46%. Total contender numbers so far: 2,272 people have run Toughest Mudder. 885 have completed 25 miles. 39% have become contenders. Will then reads a few iTunes reviews (Have you left your review yet?) and reminds everyone how to enter to win a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex trail running shoes from the World’s Toughest Podcast. If you want better odds, you can also win of a pair of the shoes from Amazon, but the entry fee is about $130. Once we go to the phones, we don’t come back. We have a conversation with Allison Tai, Kevin Given, Alex “Chikorita” Roudayna, Kevin “Bubbles” Gregory, Sara Knight, Jordan McDougal, and Stefanie Bishop. Allison Tai won first place at Toughest Philly. If you’d like to hear more from Allison, check out episode 17 of the World’s Toughest Podcast. Kevin Given ran Toughest Philly this weekend. You’ll recognize him on course in his straw cowboy hat. Chikorita won third place at Toughest Philly and has qualified as an Elite Contender three times. She will make some noise this year at World’s Toughest Mudder. Kevin Gregory has the nickname “Bubbles”. If you listen to his whole call with Will you’ll find out why. Sara Knight is one of two women (with Sharkbait) who have run every Toughest Mudder so far. She and Chad Trammell are the only two people to qualify as an Elite Contender in more than one country. Jordan McDougal won second place at Toughest Mudder Philly. He has a background in ultra-running. This is his first Toughest Mudder event. Stefanie Bishop is the reigning World’s Toughest Mudder. She needs no introduction. You introduce yourself to her. That’s not her job. This episode is almost two hours long. What do you think about that? Next time should we split it into two or three different episodes and put out a shorter episode each week? Or would you prefer to get as much information as you can, as soon as you can? Let us know in a review on iTunes. We would sincerely appreciate it. If you'd like to join the World's Toughest Podcast Winner's List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know in a comment on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.