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Alison Désir is a runner, mother, community builder and activist.
After marathon training gave her a new outlook on life, Alison decided to use her education and experiences to help others. Through her own mental health struggles, Alison has built communities based on inclusion and visibility where Black runners are empowered to take control of their mental health.
For additional mental health resources, check out Bigger Than The Trail, Heal Haus, and On the Mend.