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August 20, 2014
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Overcome obstacles at the Prompton Punisher

Dee Maopolski runs a trail with her children.
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The race is not-for-profit and 90% of the proceeds go to Hope Hill Ministry in Lake Ariel, PA to help at-risk youth in the community through equine therapy, and 10% goes to Friends of Prompton State Park. After the race, a meal will be provided by Eden, a vegan café in Scranton.

If you want to sign up for this year’s Prompton Punisher, applications can be downloaded at www.hopehillministry.org or www.neparunner.com. Are you up for the challenge?

“Running and setting goals runs parallel with the challenges we face in our life,” said Maopolski. “The courses aren’t always smooth, there are obstacles involved, and that parallels most of our lives. Peaks and valleys, ups and downs, uphill and downhill, sometimes things seem like everything is moving smoothly, and other times we end up walking up that steep incline hoping it’s going to end soon. So is life. When you set a goal and you stay motivated and you train for it and you attain that goal, that’s a valuable life lesson—that you can overcome obstacles.”