Jim Gothers & Lisa Taggart

Stand Up 8 is a charitable, non-profit foundation established in April by Kristi and Mark Berg, Jacqueline Denier, Edgar Jaro, Jim Gothers, and Lisa Taggart.

The name comes from a Japanese saying: “Fall down seven times and stand up eight.”

 We are a group devoted to promoting fitness and health, in body and mind. We have projects in Redwood City and San Francisco.

At the Siena Youth Center, we've been coaching a team of youth and adult runners for four years. 

In San Francisco, we guide fitness walks and group exercise at St. Vincent de Paul's Multi-Service Center, the largest homeless shelter in northern California.


Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

- Japanese Proverb


Our Mission

To promote health and wellness in body and mind through community-based fitness activities in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.


Donate Now!

Your donation helps a young athlete compete in a 5K, funding race entries and Stand Up 8 team shirts.

Donations are tax deductible
Tax ID #46-1136042