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What is your name and how long have you been going to Up and Running?
My name is Robert Adamson and I’ve been going to Up and Running since 2008.
What brought you to Up and Running originally?
I started coming to Up and Running to shop for running shoes, at the same time getting involved in the marathon training runs.
How is Up and Running different than other retailers in your area?
I love to shop local and support woman owned businesses. I have always felt that the staff is well trained and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of running. Up and Running always has a great selection of shoes and running apparel.
What's one of the most memorable experiences you've had with Up and Running (volunteering, at an event or a group run, or whateer comes to mind)?
The most memorable experience I have had is participating in the group runs and getting to help others achieve their goals.
Why is it important to you to give back to your community?
God has given me the heart and ability to reach those who are not as fortunate as others. Being the founder of one bistro and now the Executive Director at Bridges of Hope, I get the opportunity daily to have an impact in people's lives. I'm grateful everyday for that opportunity!
I founded one bistro in 2012. One bistro is a faith based pay what you can restaurant/biznistry. It's a special place where everyone is welcome. No matter what an individual believes or what their economic or social status is we will serve them with love and acceptance. We are known and supported by our communities because of our quality of food and our mission. We recently served our 100,000 complimentary meal.
Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope is the homeless shelter in Greene Co. I'm grateful to serve as Executive Director. Our mission is to assist Greene County adults who are homeless by empowering them to heal body, mind and spirit in a safe a supportive environment. Our vision is to see a community strengthened by lives transformed from homeless to self-sufficiency through Christ's love and community collaboration. We are open 24 hours/7 days per week and provide three meals per day to over 80 guests. Our Dayhub program services include, addiction recovery, mental illness aid, job search assistance, counseling, GED training, legal support, life skills, housing application assistance, and chapel services.
In addition to his outreach missions Robert owns Adamson’s Recreations that operates an 1870s Farmhouse Airbnb. The property offers two rooms inside the farmhouse and three vintage airstreams with are listed on Airbnb and Hipcamp. Robert also offers a diverse outdoor adventure training program. He offers beginner training in trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing and sailing. I love to assist anyone looking to get off the couch or to fine tune someone’s training program!