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.

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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.

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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.

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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 :)