Be at awe and be inspired by a woman’s medical miracle as the North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series presents Diane Van Deren: Pure Endurance at the Historic Theater this Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 7 pm onwards.
The event’s central speaker, Diane Van Deren is an ultra runner who spent ten years stricken with incapacitating epilepsy until she went through a risky and radical surgery that gave her a life free from seizures.
She is a long-time athlete driven by her competitive spirit. She has participated in the 2009 Yukon Arctic Ultra, a 430-mile foot race across a frozen wilderness. She also broke the speed record for North Carolina’s Mountains Sea Trail where she managed to finish the 1,000 mile run in a staggering 22 days.
Tickets for the event are sold at $20 for VIPs and $8 for seat reservations. The VIP reception at 6 pm will benefit the Portsmouth High School Track Boosters.