Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Paddy's Day 10K Run

This was a really fun event and a beautiful run around Fiesta Island, as seen in the map below (from my RunKeeper app). There were some very interesting, Irish-themed costumes! How anyone can run 6 miles in a wig is beyond me, but there were plenty of people doing it. High quality, craft beer was served at the finish line. Unfortunately, so was Domino's Pizza, but I will take the good stuff where I can find it.

Anyway, I encourage more people to sign up for this event. If you aren't a runner, there is also a 2 and 4 mile walk/fun run. This event benefits Children's Hospital of San Diego. The more money they raise, the better. Maybe, they will be able to get rid of the McDonald's located in their lobby. It's truly a travesty of health when a hospital, let alone a children's hospital, has a McDonald's on their campus.

2 comments:

  1. Did you do this run? Was it actually on St. Patty's Day? I like doing that kind of stuff...but I walk. I would love to run one day, but the AZ heat makes it tough to want to get into it.

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  2. Yep! It's a really fun event. I love doing runs and hope to get up to doing half marathons soon. If running isn't your thing, walking is perfect. It's all about supporting the cause by getting some exercise! Some people don't have the inclination to run and there is nothing wrong with that! :)

    It was the Saturday before St. Paddy's. St. Paddy's fell on a Wednesday. I don't thing such an event would be possible on the actual holiday itself.

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