Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ottawa Army Run 5K

The Army Run is coming up in 10 days. I hadn't planned to run this race, since I have my 10K in a month and I wanted to focus on it instead. I figured that racing a 5K might be tough to fit into my training, given that I usually go all out and don't properly rest after.

Then my Mom emailed me yesterday, wanting to do the Army Run for my little brother. He's stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, until December. The thing is: my Mom isn't a runner. At all.

So I suggested to her that we walk it together. This way I can still fit in my 10K training run on the Saturday and use the 5K walk as a recovery workout the following day. I'm really looking forward to it, since I wasn't able to run this race last year. Their race t-shirt is awesome (a long-sleeve technical tee) and the race medal is a dog tag! Awesome!

The proceeds from the race go to support the Canadian Forces Personnel Support programs (CFPSA), including Soldier On and the Military Families Fund.

I'll be sure to post some pre- and post-race pictures!


Jen said...

I love this idea! I did the Race Weekend 5k with my dad, and it's a special experience to have a family member with you at the start and finish lines. What a great way to support your brother!

TiredMamaRunning said...

Very nice-and I get why you'd want to do that. My brother spent 18 months in Iraq with the US Army and when they're overseas you feel kind of helpless...this is something that we can do over here that helps them out a little. Can't wait to see the pictures!