Janice Poltrick-Donato’s ‘Event Running and Pilgrimage’ links pilgrimage with the trials and triumphs of the amateur event runner. She demonstrates the statistical and existential parallels between the two practices, and shows how the suffering and accomplishments of running are experienced by some runners as a form of secular pilgrimage, a ‘journey to the self.’
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"Event Running and Pilgrimage: A Comparative Case Study,"
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijrtp/vol7/iss1/10