To me, there's nothing like the atmosphere at a road race. Friendly faces, runners of all shapes and sizes, and a genuine, sincere feeling of camaraderie amongst both participants and volunteers. I love a good old-fashioned 5K. Mainly because my stress levels are wayyyy lower than a longer distance race. It's just something fun to do on the weekend with a couple friends. Grab lunch and a beer afterwards and you've got the perfect fall day.
I like to look for races with really great causes - it makes the whole experience, even more meaningful. There are a few 5Ks coming up in the Boston area over the next month and a half. Check them out below, grab some friends, and get to it!
(Also, let me know if you want to join me!)
New Balance presents the Brian Honan 5K
Sunday, September 22nd, Noon
What: In 2002, 39 year old Brian Honan, MA City Counselor lost his life unexpectedly. As a way to memorialize him, the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, along with his friends and family, developed a program for young people from across Boston to become more engaged in their community, develop leadership skills, and stimulate an interest in public service. The Honan Fellowship even provides a paid summer internship in a community agency or government office and ends with a community action project to create change in Boston.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 29th, 8am
What: Right here in Southie! I think we are all familiar with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the impact it has made in the treatment, education, and research of breast cancer. The Boston race proceeds will benefit more community-based organizations in their help for providing local residents with breast health education, screening, access to treatment, & follow-up care. In the last five years, Komen has received more requests for grant support than they are able to fill. 75% of the net revenue raised through the Boston event will stay right here in Massachusetts and is directed towards the local mission - community health, focused on 100% screening, 100% access to care, and 100% follow-up. Along with my aunts and cousins, I ran this race in 2010 to support my aunt, Kathy D. I'm happy to report that her treatment was successful and she is in remission, looking more beautiful than ever!
Walk to End Lupus Now
Saturday, October 26th, 11am
Who's joining me!? Have a great week xo.