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CT Runners Fend Off Climate Change

Passionate about saving the planet, Steven Barrett of East Hartford has committed to raising awareness of climate change—and $3,500 in donations—by running 50 miles over three consecutive days along a single-track trail near Grants Pass, Oregon. The Climate Run: Rogue River event takes place May 8 to 10. Steven’s sister, Lisa Barrett, also will participate.

The funds raised by Barrett will support three nonprofits dedicated to climate change solutions and advocacy:, WRiSE (Women of Renewable and Sustainable Energy) and Youth Voices for the Planet. 

After completing six marathons, 10 half-marathons and 10 triathlons since 2006, the Climate Run will be Barrett’s biggest challenge yet. “While the daily mileage and wilderness conditions are daunting,” he says, “this is something that I can do to support Mother Earth. It’s a big deal for me, but a relatively small challenge compared to the problem of climate change.” 

A licensed massage therapist and registered nurse, Barrett also was recently certified to deliver Marconics Energy Healing, which is designed to “trigger profound spontaneous healing and alignment with the Higher Self.” 

As a thank-you to Natural Awakenings readers who donate $50 or more on his
Climate Run webpage, Barrett will offer a complementary session of Marconics,
massage or foot reflexology. Otherwise, they can choose to receive one entry into a drawing for every $10 donated. One winner will be drawn for every 20 entries. 

Visit for more details or to make a donation. Valid email address
must be included to receive free session or notice of winning. Contact Steven Barrett at
860-656-6733 or 
[email protected]