Noah Ennis ’11 and wife Isabelle Steichen (a Hamilton College French exchange student ’11) will participate in a SwimRun race at Red Top Mountain State Park in Atlanta, Ga.
Also known as an Ötillö, which is Swedish for “island to island,” the SwimRun race is an endurance event competed in teams of two. The participants will alternate between running and swimming while staying within 10 meters of their partner. During their race, Ennis and Steichen will complete a 6 mile run and 2 mile swim to raise money for the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, N.Y.
The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an organization dedicated to helping farm animals in need. Stated on their website: “We rescue farmed animals and give them care and sanctuary, connect animals with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animals rights in alliance with other social justice movements.”
Majors: Economics and Hispanic Studies
On-Campus Activities: Adirondack Adventure, Class of 2011 Representative, Love N’ Spoonful
Fraternity: Chi Psi
Ennis and Steichen, both vegans themselves, share a passion for living a conscious life. They run a podcast devoted to their vegan lifestyle called the Plantiful Podcast. They hope that their fundraising initiative may inspire others to abstain from eating, wearing, and harming animals. Their campaign has already surpassed its goal of raising $3,000 and the couple hopes to raise even more before their race.
Donations to Noah and Isabelle’s campaign for the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary can be made online.