Sure, the Disney half marathon was the most fun I have ever had, with the most number of awesome surprises. And yes I PR’d the San Francisco half in the coldest weather they had ever experienced. And the year before I was preg with my daughter my friend Shannon and I ran an ass kicking fast (for us!) 4th of July 5k.
But sometimes there are runs that mean more then just fun, fitness and PR’s.
Some are reminders of the fragility of life. Running is more popular then ever right now, and so many people sign up for the big races each year as a milestone, or to check something off their bucket list. It has become more common to see races that have been put together to memorialize loved ones. To run to raise money and awareness to cure, diabetes, leukemia, you name it.
But sometimes there are races that should be so important but don’t capture the publicity of the bigger races. The 1st annual Cetanni-Cottle 5k honors two local marines that were killed in action on March 24, 2010. This 5k will help raise money for their kids college tuition. We are a country with the largest military spending budget in the world, and yet many of the families of soldiers that are victims of war do not get compensated or taken care of the way they should.
If you can make it on Sunday the 24 please do. If you can’t make it and can donate. Please visit the website.https://centannicottle5k.webconnex.com/registeronline