Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tim Harmon 5K

This morning I ran the Tim Harmon 5K in Fairfax, Virginia.  My running has been a little off-kilter lately, so in truth I walked much of it with ((very) short) bursts of running interspersed.  At around mile 2, I remembered why there are so few road races in June in the D.C. area, but overall it was a fun time.

This is the second time I've run this race.  It is sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Services program of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and substance abuse.  The race honors the memory of Tim Harmon who served as the Director of the Board's Alcohol and Drug Services Residential Services.

I appreciate being able to run road races like this one, but I also think they're important community-building events.  Every time I show up for a race, I'm amazed at the sheer number of people it takes to pull off even a small, neighborhood race.  The race directors and all of the volunteers deserve more recognition than they get.  So if you've ever helped organized and/or volunteered at an event like this--staffed the registration table, handed out water, directed traffic, or just sat by the side of the road and cheered for people you don't know, thank you!!

See you at the next race!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I think I may be able to survive a 5k, LOL! I use to enjoy running more, but I do not like pushing a strolled up and down the curbs. I walk fast now, LOL! Pushing a 40+baby with stroller. Up hill. Way up hill, LOL=0)

    Have a great weekend,