Friday, August 2, 2013

Run 10 Feed 10

Run 10 Feed 10 - I'm running to change the world
Run 10 Feed 10 is a running event with both actual races and a virtual component. The premise is simple -- run 10K, and donate 10 meals in your local community. The "races" are being held in September and October in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. In addition to the races, a growing number of "fun runs" are being held across the country, including here in Seattle, Boston, LA, and Miami. I would have signed up for the Seattle race on September 28, but I'll be in Illinois that day running the Alpine Races Half Marathon.
Run 10 Feed 10 bag
Luckily for me, there's also a virtual option -- a "run my own 10K". I signed up for that, and will dedicate the first half of the half marathon to Run 10 Feed 10. For my $28 registration fee, I'll receive one of these sweet "feed bags":
Of course, most importantly, I'll also be donating ten meals. So it's a huge win.
I remember running a 5K around Green Lake several years ago... as the several hundred runners gathered, a woman came up to us and said, "So... what is this race?" We told her the name, and she said, "Oh... cool.. what does it raise money for?"
And it struck me... it didn't raise money for anything... well, other than the event organizers...
I'm not gonna lie -- I don't always race for charity. In fact, I rarely do. But all else being equal, I like to do what I can, when I can.
It's easy to get involved, whether you want to join one of the races or fun runs, or run a 10K on your own. Just go to www.run10feed10.com to learn more.

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