I mean, that was my logic behinds signing up for two races this Saturday.
Yupp, both on Saturday. But hey, one has a 7:00 AM start time and the other has a 2:00 PM start time.
There's plent of time to handle all that...
But things happened and as the case was, I was in the middle of moving from Michigan to Tennessee and running a race in Chicago just seemed like a bad idea.
But here it is, right here in Nashville, with no need for major travel! I would prefer to be running the 15K instead of the 5K, but my knee is still just not prepared to run a 15K and I'm trying not to kill myself while I'm recovering.
I'm pretty excited about it though, despite the fact that this race starts at the VERY early hour of 7:00 AM. The good part though is that the 15K event doesn't start until 7:55 AM, so I will be able to go and watch the 15K event, and a twitter/Nike+ friend is running that race and should make pretty good time, so I'll be able to go and cheer him on.
See, it's only a mile and a half race, but the trick is you run it in your underwear.
Hence, Cupid's Undie Run.
It's held all over the country in various cities on the Saturday closest to Valentine's Day for the most part. And besides giving people all over the country a reason to run around in their skivies, Cupid's Undie Run makes this a worthy event by encouraging all their runners to race money to help children suffering from the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). to date, Cupid's Undie Run has raised over $2 Million dollars in donations and is projected to raise nearly doulbe that ($4 MILLION!) in 2014. That is crazy!!! Check out this page for more info.
I'm doing my part and have so far raised $50, which may not seem like much, but every little bit helps. the greatest part is that 100% of the donations go to the Children's Tumor foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They have a 4-stars rating by Charity Navigator and spend 82.4% of their revenue on program expenses and less than 8% on administrative costs. That means the money goes towards the kids themselves, not to some big chief executive who sits at a desk.
It would be SUPER AWESOME if you could help me reach (or maybe even surpass!) my goal of raising $150 for the cause. Then I can justify running around in the cold in my undies as being for a good cause. I mean, it's for the children. Won't somebody please think of the children? Click on the link below to go to my donation page and help out!