LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Lynchburg teacher is leaving the classroom for a long run through Europe.
Jenny Anderson teaches Spanish and coaches cross country at Virginia Episcopal School.
She's leaving for Spain in a few days, where she'll run 500 miles in 10 days. It's an effort to raise money for international refugees.
Anderson's run will follow the “Camino de Santiago," a grueling path through the mountains of Northern Spain.
She hopes to set a new world speed record for the route, running 47 miles each day in 10 to 11 hour shifts.
"Mentally and physically it's going to be exhausting," said Anderson. "But when I take my mind to those other places and really think about those that are in harms way or those that are dealing with a lot in their lives, it's going to be pretty easy."