Father runs to inspire family to live healthier


SHERIDAN — Timothy Brightwings-Pease doesn’t lace up his shoes thinking of trophies or adulation ahead of running the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run 100-miler, which started today at the Scott Bicentennial Park Bus Loop in Dayton.

No, for Brightwings-Pease, it’s much more personal. It’s about family.

More importantly, it’s about inspiring his eight children to be active and live a healthier lifestyle.

“I tried leading by example,” said the 42-year-old member of the Crow Tribe in Montana.

So, despite a potentially severe achilles injury, Brightwings-Pease started running. That led him to try the Bighorn Trail Run 18-mile race. Then, there was the 32-mile run.

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