In 2010, the Chosen Race began in New Braunfels, Texas by Chosen’s founder and CEO, Jenni Lord, to support the needs of vulnerable children. Having a brother adopted out of foster care deeply impacted her and she wanted to help children who needed homes. Chosen Marathons were hosted in four different states with the goal of helping families both in the San Antonio area and across the country. The race was born and a nonprofit blossomed. Chosen’s mission evolved from funding adoptions to helping children heal from the trauma of abuse, neglect, grief, and loss. Today, as Two Rivers Running, the prettiest race in Texas continues to support the mission of healing trauma by empowering children, youth, and families through healthy relational connections.