Well we are hitting the home stretch before we reach the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 11th. There are 40 days until race day. Although most of the blogs that the Road Warriors have written about focus on the 25K, I want you to remember that there are other events on race day that you can participate in. Even if you haven’t started training yet, it is not too late to get yourself ready for the 5K run, 5K walk, 10K or even the 25K (if you get some serious training in over the next 40 days). As you have probably read in previous blogs, this will be my 5th consecutive Fifth Third River Bank Run. The reason that I continue to participate in this race is because of how awesome the event is. In the 7 years that I have lived in the Grand Rapids area, I have yet to witness an event as inspiring as this one. If you choose not to participate in a race, you owe it to yourself to be either a volunteer or a spectator. I promise that you will be astonished at how amazing this race really is.
So what are you waiting for. I know that there are many excuses not to be a part of this race, but if you just commit to experiencing this phenomenal event, you will not be sorry that you did.
I want to give you some incentive to participate in the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank Run. As you may or may not know, I am raising money for Paws With A Cause, an amazing non profit organization that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities. I could write pages upon pages about the magic that this organization creates for disabled people but I am not going to do that here. If you are interested in learning more about Paws With A Cause, please click here. I am going to have a contest. If you donate $25 to Paws With A Cause, I will enter your name into a drawing to win a free entry to this year’s Fifth Third River Bank Run. The registration code that you may win is valid for any of the events held on race day (5K, 5K walk, 10K, 25K). Even if you don’t win the drawing, the money that you donate is going to be put to good use by Paws With A Cause, as they need your donation to continue providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities!!
So what do you say? It is crunch time!! It is not too late to get training. If you are interested in making a donation and entering the drawing for a FREE ENTRY, CLICK HERE. On Wednesday, April 10th, I will put the names of people who donate into a hat and pick a winner (make sure to leave your email address when making your donation). If you have questions, please reply to this blog post. Thanks and make sure to join the Fifth Third River Bank Run Road Warriors this Saturday for a FREE training run at the David D. Hunting YMCA (foot and ankle clinic at 7:15 am and run at 8:00 am). I will see you on the road!!