On Sunday I ran my 40th race of 2014, the Energy Events Champoeg Half Marathon! I had a really tough time due to the heat, and ran slower that I'd planned, but it's really a nicely done event and it was nice to run somewhere new. Can't complain about the beer or sweet medal either! Check out the official race recap on the Energy Events Blog!
Northwest Personal Training's 8th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY! This will be my fourth year participating in this wonderful and inspiring event, and I have to say that it's truly one of my favorites. Over the past seven years, they have raised over $300,000 dollars and inspired thousands of women. I am so excited that they've added some really neat things to this year's event :D
Race name: Girlfriends Run for a Cure
Date and time: Sunday, October 12th, 2014 @ 9:00am
Events and price:
Half or quarter marathon (women-only) $80
Pink Brigade Guys--one of 50 philanthropic men who agree to pay, sponsor someone or raise a minimum of $500 to register and run Girlfriends Run for a Cure
Kids marathon $30
Location: Northwest Personal Training; 1011 Broadway; Vancouver, WA
Number of runners: Capped at 3000
Beneficiary: Susan G Komen for the Cure; The Children's Center
Swag: Women's-cut tech shirts; a necklace placed on you by a fireman; chocolate; cupcakes; massages; post-race food, beverages; goodie bags; AND MORE!
Course: A 6.55 mile (Quarter Marathon) or 13.1 mile (Half Marathon) mostly flat and scenic course traveling along historic Officer’s Row, Fort Vancouver, the Columbian Riverfront and more.
If you're interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, I want to add that Coach Ron Homer is a Pink Brigade Guy raising money for Susan G Komen for the Cure! I'm so proud of him for doing this. If you are one of the next four donors to make a Pink Level donation of $100 on Coach Ron's GoFundMe Pink Brigade page, he will make you a customized three-month training plan AND also a customized medal holder! Any donation helps though--even $1.00!!!
I'm excited for this weekend's 10th Annual Portland VegFest! Even though I've been lacto-ovo-pescitarian for a decade now, this is the first time I've heard about this event. I'm taking two friends, and we're all looking forward to