Sean's Run3rd Statement

Why Do I Run?

I’ve been long distance running for 25 years. It is one of the most rewarding physical activities imaginable. It is hard. It is Painful and It is Fun. It confers legitimacy on my day. It makes me feel alive. Simply stated, I love running and I love running far. Above all else, running is selfish. Therefore...
1st I run for me

My family waits for me. My family listens to my stories from the road. My family has faith in me. My family loves me, trusts me and depends on me. My family is patient. My family is strong. Therefore...
2nd I run for my family

While running is in many ways about solitude, I rarely run alone. My thoughts are always with me. My hopes, my fears, my dreams, they come along too. From start to stop I yearn to understand the greater meaning of my journey. With every beat of a runner’s heart, with every pounding step, Life itself is Affirmed. And so, it costs nothing, yet can mean everything for any runner, for me, to make a simple dedication, to say that these steps I am taking are not mine to own. It means something to me to declare that because I am alive and I care for others...
3rd I run for YOU

Please Follow Me On Twitter: @SeanAstin 

Tweet a Dedication for someone you love, a cause you believe in or any positive statement: Hash Tag #run3rd

Sean Astin [Actor/Runner]  January 21, 2012
Registered for a 3rd time to run in the Los Angeles Marathon, March 18th, 2012 
On my Shirt on Race Day, I will Proudly Display: #run3rd

Follow me on Twitter: @SeanAstin

Please read Sean's interview on his passion for running 
and visit his Run3rd blog.


  1. Whats up Sean. My name is Anthony and I write for the Stars of the Hollywood Half Marathon blog. Would you be willing to do a Q & A with me for our blog? This blog will be featured on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and will reach our 23,000 fans. Hollywood Half Marathon is very excited to see that you will be running and I hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank you for your consideration

    1. Hi Anthony, I've forwarded your request to Sean. Good luck!