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Ellen Joensen Franklin

Ellen Joensen Franklin
Iowa City, IA United States
Stuff About Me:

I started running 2 miles a day in the 7th grade.  For most of my life, regular runs have been important to me for my mental, physical, and emotional health.  I love to run in the morning so I can watch the seasons change, and love to catch sight of owls, deer (especially the bucks!) and on a few rare occasions, a fox.  Over the years, I've run pushing running strollers alongside my faithful dogs -- Molly, Josie, Rosie, and Teddy.  

I hope to make a small difference for young people who can find the joy and satisfaction of establishing healthy habits and working toward a goal along with supportive peers and adults.  I'm blessed to watch my own sons participate in sports with their great role models of dads and other positive-minded adult men.  I know not every child has access to similar programs, and I believe that Let Me Run will make a difference for boys in the Corridor.  I hope you will consider making a small contribution as I've committed to preparing for the upcoming Des Moines Half Marathon.  

Thank you!


Joensen Franklin


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Ellen Joensen Franklin's Fundraisers

Let Me Run EIC - Des Moines Marathon

Let Me Run EIC - Des Moines …

Amount Raised:



68% Raised of $500 Goal