Team Resilience is comprised of all of the amazing athletes that have come together to support Erika’s Lighthouse in the mission to Get Depression Out of the Dark. Our team ranges from twenty to seventy-year-olds, first-time runners, to marathon experts. What do they all have in common? The desire to make a difference. We are so proud of our members we have decided to highlight many of them.

Browse our team highlights where several of our team members open up to talk about their reason for running and running for a cause. Find your inspiration to tackle your next big challenge or support a runner. This blog features Andy Wittleder.

Is this your first Marathon?
No, my first Marathon was in 2019.

What inspired you to run?
My sister

What do you do in your free time?
Read, hike, run and camp.

If you could train anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Chamonix, France

What’s your favorite pre-race snack?

How do you de-stress?
Read or run

Why did you choose to run for Erika’s Lighthouse?
 I grew up in Winnetka and went to the same schools Erika attended.

Who is in your support network?
Family is number one along with close friends.

What’s one piece of advice you wish you received as a teenager?
Embrace discomfort

What is your go-to music?
Phish, Grateful Dead, JJ Cale and Blind Melon

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