Scots Tristan Moss ’21 and Ian Noble ’21 Combine Passion for Running with Service to the Community
“Running for a Purpose” is a personal project started by Tristan Moss ’21 and Ian Noble ’21. It is just one way a handful of SA students connect their passion for running to causes they care about. On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Tristian, Ian, and a group of Scots runners participated in a 5K in Hollywood, Florida. In the process, these students were able to raise $1111.79 for the Wounded Warriors Project.
In addition to raising over a thousand dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project, the group held a run and beach cleanup event on National Beach Cleanup Day on September 21, 2019, at the Deerfield Pier.
One way these students have raised money is to sell smoothies to participants after local races. Students involved in the project “Running for a Purpose” also look forward to selling t-shirts to fellow Scots and to students at other schools.
Ian was initially inspired to create the project because of his passion for cross country. As Ian met people while running in different parks and beaches on weekends, he began to appreciate the broader community and realized that he wanted to find a way to give back. “I didn’t find one specific cause for us to focus all our attention on because there are so many that are deserving,” he said.
Tristian and Ian quickly decided to name their project “Running for a Purpose” because it’s all about using their abilities on the cross country course to make an impact in things they care about like beach and environmental cleanups, and raising money and running in 5K road races to support charities.
“One long term goal of this project is to pick one of our favorite causes and create, design, and hold our own 5K event,” offered Tristian.
Together with 5K participants and caring Scots Lucas Walsh ’21, Chris Warren ’22, Damien Carlsson ’22, William Romac ’22, Amaia Arizmendi ’21, Helmi Peipinen ’21, Sophie von Klaeden ’21, Sebastian Roberts ’20, Matthew Lewis ’23, and Juan Diego Piña ’23, Tristan and Ian are making a big difference in the community with each race and every mile.
A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K - 12, Saint Andrew's School is a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.