April 24, 2013

Run/Walk for Boston in Wilmington, NC

Lots of spontaneous runs and walks have been offered in support of the victims of the Boston Marathon disaster.  Try Sports in Wilmington, NC, my neighborhood store, was hosting a run/walk Monday night. I grabbed two of my neighborhood friends and we headed down to participate as walkers.  Actually, both Kathy and Pam have signed up for their first 5K and this was a trial walk of 2.62 miles.  We were delighted to find a sea of people when we first arrived at the store.  Soon, Adam Rose, store manager gave us instructions, the course route and sent us on our way.
Adam stood on a ladder so everyone could hear!

Pam and Kathy, ready for our walk!
The store provided these great ribbons for everyone to wear and show their support.  Many of the Try Sports employees were in attendance as well as a huge group of the local running community and their friends.
View along the course!
Kathy, Pam and I decided to walk the course. It was a relaxing time, chatting and enjoying the cool early evening weather.  It took us about 45 minutes to complete the 2.62 miles which puts the  girls in perfect shape for their first 5K in November, the Jingle Jungle 5K during the Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend!

Try Sports is donating 26.2% of all sales at their stores this week - an amazing gesture!  They also took a collection during our event for One Fund Boston and will be announcing the total amount collected.  It was wonderful to see such a big turnout in support of such a great cause.
(Pam)

10 comments:

  1. I love seeing and reading about the running community coming together to support those involved in the Boston Marathon tragedy. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Monica. We had a nice evening and hopefully alot of money was collected. The running community is amazing!

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  2. So amazing to see the running communities all over the country (and world) come together int he face of tragedy. I wish I had been able to make it to one of these walk/ run's in my areas but unfortunately most of them were held with I was in class or working. Still very proud to call myself and runner and be a part of such a great community!

    And good luck to your friends who are training for their first 5k!

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    1. Thanks Danielle, Running has opened up a whole new community to us and we are so proud to call ourselves runners!

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  3. I am running the wine and dine half marathon are you guys?!

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    1. Sarah, Pam is running Wine and Dine, but Christine is passing this year:(

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  4. Wow that is so fantastic that not only did they organize the run but that they are donating so much of their revenue to the foundation. It is wonderful to hear how all the different running communities around the country have pulled together for Boston. It really shows that even though we're all in different cities we are part of one big community.

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    1. Kristina, Yes, I was thrilled about the donation part. That will be a huge dent for the store but awesome for One Fund Boston.

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  5. Great way to show support! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Karen. It was supportive and fun at the same time!

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