Sunday, November 18, 2012

Run4NYC & Glow in the Night 5K Reports

I have participated in two 5Ks over the past couple of weeks.  First was the Run4NYC virtual 5K.   This one came about at the time the New York marathon was cancelled.  A website was setup to run a virtual marathon, half marathon or 5K to raise money for Sandy victims.   I mentioned it on Facebook to see if anyone wanted to join me for a weekday evening 5K through downtown Lex.   It never ceases to amaze me that there are always people ready & willing to go for a run.  We picked a day, time & location to meet.  I then plotted the 5K loop from John's Run/Walk shop.

Gotta love the LexRunLadies & dudes!
It was a perfect evening to run & the company was great.   We ran an easy pace through town & was back to the shop before we knew it.  That is one cool thing about running with a group.  Time flies on the run.

Virtual runs are getting pretty popular.  It is a great fundraiser & a lot of them have medals.   There is even a Facebook page you can join that is dedicated to virtual runs.  

Run4NYC 5K Time - 35m28s

The second 5K I ran this month was the Glow in the Night 5K.  I ran this one with a few of my TNT peeps.  This run is very similar to a Color Run except you run in the dark.   These runs are not for speed.  In fact, they didn't even have a timer setup.  Basically you wear a white shirt, some glow sticks & you get color thrown on you.  Then you stand next to some black lights & marvel at how crazy you look.  Sound like fun?  We thought so - it's one of those things that make you feel like a kid again which is exactly what I needed.

Ann-Maria, Audrey, Ruth & me - Before the run
All the color in the air
Ruth, Me, Audrey & Ann-Maria - After the run

Audrey throwing all of her green color in the air


  1. The glow in the dark race sounds like it was a lot of fun. That's great that you had such a good group to participate with you for the NYC run.

  2. what a fun race! was it expensive? i think the color run seems like it'd be a lot of fun but way to expensive!
    thanks for the link to that FB group. i'm going to need a couple of virtual halves to make it to 12 in 2012!



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