You’ve asked for them. So here they are! Details for the second annual Run With The Big Girls 5K Run/Walk/Crawl!
When: June 8. There is no set time if you’re running individually. You run when it’s convenient for you. You can use whatever apps you have for your smartphone and post a picture on your Facebook and tag me in it when you’re done. You can take a picture of the treadmill mileage and post it on Facebook and tag me in it. You can comment on here when you’re done. It’s just that simple. If you’re running with a group, like your gym or just a group of friends, then setting the time is up to you. Just get with your leaders and go from there.
Where: Anywhere you are! That’s the beauty of a virtual 5K. You don’t have to come to Fairfield to run. You don’t have to go to Texas or Kentucky or Missouri. By the way, those are just a few of the states that will be represented so far with our 5K! Also, again if you’re running with a group, where you run is up to you. Here in Fairfield we will be running three laps around the cemetery just like we did last year.
Why: This is to help my friends, Luke and Bridget Ahlfield and the expenses they have related to intensive therapy for their daughter Jordyn. This will help cover the therapy costs themselves and travel expenses.
What’s in it for me: I’m glad you asked! With your $25 entry fee, you will receive a T-shirt to say that you were a participant in the 5K! We don’t have the logo quite ready yet, but we’re working on it. It’s going to rock, though. There will not be a prize for the overall winner. The whole point of this blog is just to motivate you to start moving more than you were before. If you want to do a prize within each of your gyms, then that’s awesome, and totally up to you.
How: To sign up you need to click on this link here or go to www.runwiththebiggirls2.eventbrite.com. There should be a button to purchase your “ticket” and some information to fill out. Don’t forget to check the size T-shirt that you want! Please let me know if the registration site isn’t working. I’ll get it fixed as soon as possible!
When will I get my stuff: Due to the fact that this is a virtual 5K I won’t have a table set up to hand out T-shirts. You will receive your T-shirt in the mail 3-4 weeks after June 8. I will order the shirts the week after the race and then mail them out as soon as they’re available.
How much money will go to Luke and Bridget? The total cost is $25 for you. I’m still checking, but I believe we can get the T-shirts for about $8-$10 apiece. Of course, the more we order, the cheaper they will be (hint, hint). With the fees for mailing and paying how we have it set up through the Eventbrite program, our goal is to clear about $10 per person to give to Luke and Bridget. Every single bit of the money over our expenses will be donated for the therapy expenses.
What am I forgetting? Seriously. What am I forgetting? Do you have any questions? Keep checking back. There will be updates. This is only our second year, so I’m sure there will be kinks in the plan and changes that will have to be made. But I think if we’re all patient and just doing this to help some good folks out, then we’ll be just fine!
So what are you waiting for?