Updated 05.11.2014: Congrats to Heidi for winning!
Hard to believe, but I’ve only ran one 5k since high school – and, it wasn’t chip timed.
Not sure why other than the endurance junkie in me usually wins out. Just give me all the swimbikerun all day long!
That said, I nicely asked coach let me run the Minnesota State Flag Day 5k on Saturday, June 14. The race benefits the Minneapolis VA Fisher House, which provides accommodations at no cost for family members of those receiving treatment at the VA hospital. How cool is that?! Proud to support those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly served our country.
The third-annual race, organized by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution, is a beautiful, fast and flat two-loop parkway course. Bonus: It’s USATF-certified and chip timed.
Photo courtesy of Minnesota DAR
Bummer for me, coach put the kabosh on running it – no speed work until July, thanks to that pesky stress fracture I had earlier this year – but, lucky for you! I have an entry to give away, so leave a comment below by noon on Saturday, June 7, about your summer race plans and/or tweet about the race.
When: Saturday, June 14 at 8a
Where: Northwest Metro VA Clinic, 7545 Veterans Drive, Ramsey, MN. Free parking available.
Registration: $25 in advance at midwestevents.com or active.com; $30 race day registration.