Shamrocks for Sandy is Almost Here!

I can’t believe it is the week before St. Patrick’s Day already!  Each year on the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day my running club hosts a 5k / 10k race called Shamrocks for Sandy.  http://shamrocksforsandy.com/home.html  This is the boys and I at last year’s race.

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This race was started last year after Hurricane Sandy devastated our beaches and destroyed many of our friends’ homes.  The proceeds from this race go towards repairing the beaches and waters through a local organization called the Alliance For A Living Ocean http://www.livingocean.org/ and also towards helping local families who were impacted by the storm or are otherwise in need through an organization called S.T.A.R.T.  https://www.facebook.com/staffordteachersandresidentstogether 

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This is such a fun way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day and do something good for our community.  We start with a 1 mile kids fun run.  The kids love to be a part of the race and they love medals as much as we do!  Here are the kids waiting for the starting gun last year.

kids run

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After the kids are done (and eating all of the post race goodies!), we start the 5k and 10k.  Here is a picture of the overall medals from last year.  They are made by a local glass artist and so beautiful!  This year’s overall medals just might be similar…. 

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Unfortunately, I won’t be getting one!  But I will have a great time, just like last year.  Last year I ran the 5k, but this year I am running the 10k.  Anyway, here we were having fun last year.s4s run s4s kids 1 s4s girls

Come and join us if you can.  You can sign up here:   https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Manahawkin/ShamrocksforSandy5k10kand1MileKidsRun  If you have already signed up, you will get this shirt plus a bag full of goodies.

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If you still plan to sign up, you can purchase this shirt at registration or on race day.

S4S white shirt

Hope to see you there! 

So, I am wondering, do you enjoy running 5ks?

 

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