I would be hard pressed to come up with a compelling reason to run anywhere. I guess any scenario that involves running for my life would qualify as compelling but thank God I haven't had to explore that scenario. Will is a great runner and runs many, many miles on purpose, in non life threatening situations and for his own personal enjoyment. He joined the cross-country team this year and had a great season.
This meet was at Telemark in Cable and in between shouting encouragement for Will and his teammates, I took a few pictures. The grounds were beautifully decayed, it must have been quite the place in its heyday.