Saturday, 3 August 2013

Radiant Run

In keeping with my new life directions, I have decided that I want to run a race! I've been hitting up the gym more regularly but have been rather aimless in my fitness goals (except that I want to be skinny, beautiful, and look like Heidi Klum). An easy, no-pressure 5k seems to be the best first step toward increasing my running ability. I have found such a race in Vancouver at the end of August called the Radiant Run.

Photo from radiantrun.com

This race looks awesome. Runners meet at the University of British Columbia for a night time, neon-filled, crazy clothes party time. Radiant Run is a family friendly event that encourages everyone to participate. I'm not a skilled runner so it will be nice to have a no-pressure run... that ends with a party (why haven't I signed up yet?).


On top of that, proceeds go towards two very worthy local charities, the British Columbia Make-A-Wish Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The way I see it, the cost of registration ($53-63, depending on when you register) will not only drive me to increase my own personal health but will also benefit people in my community who need help the most. Win-win.

Photo from radiantrun.com

Here's the thing: I'm a bit of a chicken. I don't want to be that lame island girl running alone. So, this is when you comment below saying, "Kristina, I'm totally down with joining you!"

There's no downside, friends. I dare you to tell me that you don't want to..
1. Be healthy
2. Go to a fun party
3. Dress up in awesome clothes with other awesome people
4. Support fantastic causes
5. Hang out with me.

photo from radiantrun.com

The Radiant Race will be Saturday, August 24th at 8:30pm. Registration can be found here and includes a Radiant Run T-shirt, access to the Afterglow Party, and access to food vendors and beer garden (19+). Prices are discounted if you register before August 20th. Answers to other questions you may have can be found here.

(I'm going to train using this 4 week 5k training schedule and see how I do.)

Come join me, friends and strangers alike!

Leave a comment below :)