Amy Nakai

In 2013 I ran/walked my first 5k at a ridiculously slow pace of 46+minutes. I realized I had to get healthy for my kids. I knew if I had money on the line I wouldn't slack off, so I registered for my first half marathon! 

In 2014, my husband and I were looking forward to traveling to England for our 10 year anniversary.  Of course, I wanted to schedule it around a race! I found that Smile Train had charity slots for the 2015 London marathon!! We'd donated before to Smile Train and I thought this would be the perfect way to mesh two things I love: running and helping others! Smile Train does such a good job ensuring the funds get to the kids and showing that every dollar makes an impact. I have continued racing & raising funds for Smile Train since! I've ran the London, Chicago, NYC marathons, Bear Chase Trail Race 50 miler & several ultra marathons! I have several other ultra marathons scheduled and even more races on my bucket list!

I continue to fundraise daily through my business and love doing it just to help kids through Smile Train! I love running, I especially love trail running and love that I can do it while helping kids in need!!