Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio Ends in San Diego on August 19

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Richard Nares runs on nearly deserted roads on his journey to promote and support the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF).

Join the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) on Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to noon as co-founder Richard Nares finishes his 1,700 mile run from Seattle to San Diego. Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio began on Monday, June 4 in Seattle, where Richard set off to run more than 1,700 miles down the West Coast to raise funds for ENF’s programs that help families navigate through their children’s journey with cancer. His goal is to raise $250,000 for the foundation.

Richard, who turned 65 in June, is running approximately 30 miles per day and stopping at nine children’s hospitals in six cities to donate Emilio’s Loving Tabs shirts, innovative shirts designed with an open-close shoulder panel to allow medical professionals to easily administer chemotherapy into a child’s permanent chest catheter port, without requiring children to lift or remove their clothes. The foundation has a goal to provide these shirts to every children’s hospital across the country.

Richard’s run includes stops in Portland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange County, before ending in San Diego on Friday, August 17. Richard will be taking his victory lap at Liberty Station Park on Sunday at 2455 Cushing Road from 10 a.m. to noon, where the public is invited to run or walk his final mile with him.

Participation is free and welcome to all ages. Guests may receive a Richard’s Run t-shirt, sunglasses and refreshments with a donation of $100 per person or family of four. To register for Richard’s Victory lap or make a donation, please visit

To follow along on Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio, please visit


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