While all runners seem to have at least one personal reason for running, only some have “other focused” reasons for running. By other focused I am referring to a cause or charity that often does not benefit them directly – it benefits another person, a non-profit organization, a charity, a local team or community event, etc. While some will dedicate all their running to one cause or charity, many runners vary the causes they support during the course of a year or over multiple years. I highly recommend running for a cause as it provides each runner an extra reason, an extra incentive, an extra purpose for running. It increases the value you experience when you run and it helps motivate you on those difficult days.