Meet Heartline Runner, Beth McHoul

Beth McHoul is a runner, a wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of three. Beth, originally from Boston, moved to Haiti 20 years ago.

During her many years working and raising her family in Port au Prince she has experienced both great joy and deep sorrow. Through both good and bad times Beth and her husband John kept pressing on and trusting God with their work in Haiti and their lives.

For Beth running has been an escape, a way to spend time alone with God and begin her day with Him. Beth began running on the hills of Delmas when she was forty. Beth has been running for about 14 years and has no plans to stop.

The 2010 Disney Marathon will be Beth's 7th marathon. In years past she has completed the following marathons:
Disney ~ Boston ~ Dublin ~ LA ~ Miami ~ Boston

Beth says, "Running keeps me healthy, centered and sane in a very busy and unpredictable life and is a daily time of reflection and prayer."

For those of us working along side Beth in Haiti, she has inspired us to have the courage to face the more difficult running conditions. Beth is the ultimate cheerleader and encourager and her perseverance in her work in Haiti and in running is an inspiration to us all.

Please sponsor Beth McHoul for her January 10, 2010 marathon.

Check back Friday for a story on one of the women the Prenatal program serves. Also, be sure to check back next Wednesday to meet another Heartline runner.

If you choose to sponsor a runner, you can note which runner you are sponsoring in the "instructions" line of the PayPal form. You might also consider writing to your runner and letting them know you've made a choice to support them and the cause of Haitian women.


  1. Count me in!! That Beth McHoul is THE Coolest Granny in all of Haiti.. and a 7 time Marathoner to boot?! I hear she delivers babies in the back of trucks and on the sides of the road.. I want to be just like her when I grow up.. as a matter of fact, I'm going to start now. I'm going to sponsor Beth McHoul RIGHT NOW! xoxo

  2. Yeah, as having been married to Beth for 35 years, she is all of that and more.

  3. wow john ... i had no idea you could be sort of romatic. you are the second sweetest buy in Haiti.