My name is Ian Hockley, I am the father of Dylan, who was taken from us in the Sandy Hook School shooting last 12/14. My wife and I started a foundation to support children with autism and other special needs. Dylan was autistic, and with the help of his teachers, family and friends was making such great progress in his development. We are planning many fund raising activities this year and running is a core focus.
A group of friends from Extreme Fitness Martial Arts in Newtown have formed a team for the Cape Cod Ragnar to raise funds for the foundation. A friend of mine the past 25 years is flying in from the UK to run with us. We have a fund raising target of $25K for this event, plus $10K+ corporate sponsorship.
I have found great solace from training and running specifically, either the isolation of the open road or the camaraderie of a group with a single goal. The team I am running with have supported my family so much these past 3 months since the tragedy.
Here is our team page with runner bios