RB55: Tyler Aldrich - Running Across Ohio For Autism

RB55: Tyler Aldrich – Running Across Ohio For Autism

Tyler Aldrich - Running Across Ohio For Autism Awareness and Research


Show Notes:

In this episode, I speak with Tyler Aldrich, a 21 year old college student from Fremont, Ohio who developed a passion for running in high school and then decided to use his passion as a way to make the world a better place.  At just 21 years old, Tyler will be running across Ohio this summer to raise money for the Make it Fit Foundation. He will be running 200-250 miles.  Tyler is graduating this month with a degree in Criminal Justice and will be a commencement speaker. This episode is inspirational and Tyler shows us how, as runners, we can take our passion and not only change our own lives, but others too.


We discuss:

  • Tyler’s background and how running became his passion
  • How living with Autism does not define Tyler, but rather how he embraces it to motivate others and to make the world a better place.
  • How he went from high school track and cross country to extreme endurance athlete.
  • How Tyler plans to run across Ohio from Fremont to Cincinnati to raise money for the Make It Fit Foundation, an organization that provides services and helping others affected by Autism.
  • Tyler’s top running tips!  These are great tips to help you become a better runner.


Here is a documentary by Mark Grine about Tyler:



Tyler Aldrich Contact Info For Support and Sponsorships:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TylersJourneyRunOhio/

Tyler’s Run Website:  http://www.makeitfit.org/run-ohio/

For more information on sponsorships and donations, please click here.

The Make It Fit Foundation

Make It Fit Foundation Website: http://www.makeitfit.org

The Make It Fit Foundation is an autism organization, dedicated to helping kids with autism and their families through a widely diverse range of ways including social programs, summer camps, educational equipment, iPads, Equine Therapy, Special Education Advocacy Programs, nutrition seminars, education seminars, and their latest endeavor – Robots,  especially built to help improve the lives of people with autism, to help them become more independent, happy, healthy, and productive members of society. Make It Fit raises funds in an equally diverse manner, such as 5K races, charity motorcycle rides, custom car shows, sales of t-shirts, artwork, business partners, and of course through events like this, and people like Tyler Aldrich. Make It Fit has $0 payroll, $0 rent, $0 in car payments, and intends to stay that way until such a time where administrative grants may be received, as to not take away any funds from money that is raised or donated to help kids with autism and their families.

Make It Fit is successful because of a small army of volunteers who are willing to give their time, talent, and their heartfelt effort, in order to make the world a better place. That’s also what makes more and more people get involved with them – They’re just ordinary people, who together make extraordinary things happen.


Have a great week!


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