David Forster was an elite marathon runner who collapsed and passed away suddenly while on a training run the evening of June 24, 2016.
He was 27 ½ years old. But he was no ordinary runner or human being. David left his mark on all who knew him~ it was his ability to listen, to care, to connect people and to embrace life with intention that has inspired so many to continue to work to make this world a better place, just like David did in his short 27+ years on this earth. We are taking the baton from David to create a movement to “Finish The Run”—to live our own lives with intention, and the kind of integrity, honesty, love & listening skills, that David displayed, so subtly but completely, every day of his life. David lived every day making an impact on others, albeit unintentionally, through listening, caring and then genuinely reacting and responding, one person, one heartfelt gesture at a time.
Links to articles about David
"He went at his happiest." - Star Tribune
"He helped us so many times get across the finish line." - Runners World
"We kind of owe it to him, for someone to help him cross this time." - Chicago Tribune
"He's with us every day, and he'll be with us at Grandma's." - Duluth News Tribune
"I don't lace my shoes without thinking about him." - A Sweat Life
"He was the one who brought people together time and time again" - Minnetonka Sun Sailor
"'Finish The Run 5k & Walk' Honors Young Runner Who Passed Away" - WCCO TV Minneapolis