Have you ever heard of a virtual 5k before? Tomorrow marks the Against the Wind Virtual Race for the Dick Beardsley Foundation sponsored by New Balance. This is a great idea! You get to run whenever and wherever you want on March 31!
All you have to do is register and pay your $25 tax deductible entry fee. Run 3.1 miles. Record your time. All proceeds for the race go to the Dick Beardsley Foundation, which helps create awareness for chemical dependency and aids in support for those who are unable to pay for a 12 step program.
But wait… what do I get if I run really fast!? Well friend, not only do you get to support a great cause, but you also have the chance to win monetary prizes (5,000th place gets $250!) or one of many marathon entrance fees, autographed books, memorabilia and more!
I heard about this on Z102.9, one of my favorite local radio stations, and wanted to pass on this great event! Since I am in training for my first half marathon in May, this is a great opportunity to race against the clock and see how my training has stacked up to others.
If you are in the Cedar Rapids area and want to run with someone, email Scott@kzia.com for more details! Good Luck!