In 2019, Julia Hawkins made history as the oldest woman to ever compete at a sanctioned track and field event — and Growing Bolder was there to capture not just the 50-yard dash itself, but Julia’s reaction to her record-setting run.
A record 13,712 athletes from nearly every state in America traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana. Records were set. Inspiration was delivered. Friends were made. And Growing Bolder’s team of reporters, including Marc Middleton, Bill Shafer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, was there to capture all the moments that made this event so special.
Some of the world’s most inspirational athletes are spending the week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they are taking part in 20 medal sports, setting records and proving that it’s not about age — it’s about attitude. Growing Bolder is proud to cover the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana, where the 13,712 over-50 athletes are in action.
Growing Bolder recently hosted our first ever Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE! event. The event was taped for an upcoming special that will air later this year on public television stations nationwide. We can’t show you any of the footage yet, but we can let you hear from some of the attendees to find out why this is something you’re going to want to tune in to when it premieres.
There’s no better way to enrich your life than by making a difference in someone else’s. Volunteering is a great way to do just that. No matter how old, or young you are, giving just a bit of yourself can be all it takes to break the ice, and give someone the push they need. A nationwide program called Gliding Stars encourages special needs kids to go skating. Paired with able-bodied volunteers, the ice offers exercise, independence and joy in a most unexpected way for both clients and volunteers.
Talk about ordinary people with extraordinary stories…meet an inventor, entrepreneur and adventurer who has built an amazing life around doing what he loves! Plus, the intergenerational power of yoga.
The world is filled with unprecedented opportunity. At any point, you can start an entirely new chapter. It’s never too soon or too late to make the rest of your life the best of your life. We all wonder one thing — “What’s next? And how do I create it?”Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next answers those questions and more. In this special sneak peek, learn more about our featured speakers and special guests. Ready to join us on the national tour? Get more details at growingbolder.com/launchpadlive.
Joan Benoit Samuelson may be the most inspiring female distance runner ever. In 1984 she won gold in the first Women’s Marathon ever held at the Olympics. Just weeks ago at the age of 60, she completed the Boston Marathon within 30 minutes of her very first time, exactly forty years ago. Joan shares with Growing Bolder what she believes it takes to stay in the race at any age.
We’ve been asked so many times — “What’s the key to Growing Bolder? How can I stop dreading growing older and start celebrating the power, the passion and the possibility that every day brings?” We believe the answers to those questions and many more are in Growing Bolder founder and CEO Marc Middleton’s new book Growing Bolder: Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose. Here’s why!
Can you have the wisdom of experience and the biology of youth at the same time? Deepak Chopra says, YES!