Pam Rickard

Director of Active Engagement

Over the 35+ years of her running career, Pam has completed countless races, including more than 80 marathons and ultra-marathons. Her races have included a 7-day adventure across China’s Gobi Desert and a 100k trek through the Alps from Italy to France. In 2008, her journey from addiction to recovery was featured in the book “A Race Like No Other,” New York Times writer Liz Robbins’ chronicle of the 2007 New York City Marathon. She was also a member of the 2016 6-person Icebreaker Run team, running across the US to bring awareness to mental health issues.

Pam says that without her finding the foundation for her recovery back in April of 2006, none of it would have been possible. “The fact that I can run at all now, let alone do it while building a community and helping others through the work of Herren Project, is a priceless gift. Whether it’s a 3-mile training run, or a major event, my mantra is, ‘I don’t have to run, I get to’.”