Once upon a time (AKA pre-children), I was a consistent runner. I ran 2 half marathons, several 15K races, and even completed 3 sprint triathlons. I'm not a fast runner, but I do enjoy longer distances.
These days, I feel like I complete these events every day as I chase around my 2 wild little boys. It's been hard to get in regular runs and getting the family going early enough to participate in an actual race seems nearly impossible.
But I am reeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy missing being a "runner" and I've been looking for a feasible run to train for.
Much to my happiness, Cabot Creamery is doing something amazing in October. They are hosting a virtual race.
Yes, a virtual race.
This means, you sign up for your distance, and complete it at your leisure any time during the month of October. You get a bib and a medal. You log your time in the leaderboard, and the first 100 people to sign up get a free shirt too.
Now, this I can do.
But it gets even better. Besides providing an extremely flexible event, it's about way more than just exercise (although that's important). This race is also about fighting hunger.
35% of every registration (a mere $25) will go to Feeding America , an organization dedicated to helping feed America's hungry. And, one lucky registrant will win a $1200 donation to their local food bank (representing $1 per family farm of the 1200 that represent Cabot Coop).
Cabot asked me, and several others, to be team leaders for this event and help spread the word. I was thrilled to jump on board, 1) because I love Cabot. They are an incredible company and I am happy to do anything with them. 2) As mentioned above, I've been looking for an event just like this to re-ignite my inner runner.
So will you join me and many others around the country to celebrate fitness and health and fight hunger in America? You can choose your distance: 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon. I am doing the 5K distance.
Sign up here at Jost Running.
If you are in the Northeast Florida area, and you would like to meet up on a Saturday morning in October to run, leave me a comment and let's set something up! If you are going to run, regardless of where you live, leave me a comment and let me know!