Catherine Riley Runs for The Clearing

 Catherine Riley has signed up for the Door County Half Marathon’s Run For A Cause program, running in support of The Clearing Folk School Scholarship Fund. She shared a few words about why she chose The Clearing:
I’ve chosen The Clearing because running clears my mind and keeps me sane. I’ve often joked that running is my therapy. The only other thing that can bring me that kind of peace is spending time in nature. The Clearing is a “school of the soil” where people can reconnect with nature and learn from it. Founded in 1935 by Jens Jensen, a celebrated landscape architect, the school echos Jensen’s belief that “environments have a profound effect on people and that an understanding of one’s own regional ecology and culture is fundamental to all ‘clear’ thinking.” 
I believe that anyone interested in taking a class at The Clearing has the opportunity to experience the 128 acres of phenomenal landscapes and reconnect with nature. 
If you’d like to Run For A Cause, visit our information page here or email
Catherine Riley

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