A Kinetic Change, Inc.
A Kinetic Change, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in honor and memory of the vibrant Andrew Keith Carr. AKC aims to increase community physical activity by creating recreation facilities, organizing fitness events, and motivating you to convert your potential energy into kinetic energy with movement.
Andrew Keith C.A.R.R.
Although all who encountered Keith know it an impossible task to sum him up in one tab of a website, for those who didn’t know Keith this section serves to give a snippet of the C.A.R.R. 5k’s roots.
Andrew Keith Carr was a jovial, fun-loving 21 year old from Greencastle, Indiana. He was preparing for his junior year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, majoring in Supply Chain. While studying abroad for a summer term in Rome, Italy, Keith died in a tragic accident on June 11th, 2013. In Keith’s life he was known for so many positive, colorful things, which is why this race was created in his honor.
Among the things that made Keith a unique guy, he was particularly fond of camouflaged apparel, anything American themed, and colorful attire to match his colorful personality, hence the C(amo). A(merica). R(ainbow). The last R. for “Run” is not only appropriate for a 5k race, but also because Keith was a budding endurance athlete, or so his sister, race planner and trainer believes.
Keith had completed his first 8k, half marathon, 100+ mile overnight 4 person relay, and Olympic distance triathlon. Keith was of course a dean’s list student, active member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and participant on the Marquette Quidditch team, amongst other activities.
Keith liked the things he liked and he sure wasn’t afraid to show it. Sometimes it was unsure whether he liked these things in jest, perhaps in irony, or whether he really, truly did have a passion for attire usually reserved for truck stops or the Putnam County fair.