This past weekend I participated in the Run 10 Feed 10 Fun Run in Washington, DC. If you are not familiar with Run 10 Feed 10 it is an organization dedicated to providing meals to those in most need in the US. The concept is simple:
Run a 10k and feed 10 hungry people in your community
I first found out about the Run 10 Feed 10 organization through my involvement with Women’s Health magazine as one of their 2015 Action Heroes. One of our main goals is to increase awareness of the races in and around our own communities to help those most in need right in our own backyards.
How great is it when you can use your passion for running to help those in your own community who need it the most?
The Run 10 Feed 10 runs are held all over the country and you can check here to see if there is one near you. The official races are in New York, San Francisco and Chicago with Fun Runs in 12 other cities. The Wash DC run was “fun run” meaning it was untimed.
This races was special for me for a few reasons:
I had the opportunity to run through DC starting in Georgetown, passing The White House and running by many DC landmarks before crossing over the Roosevelt and Key Bridges. Living in the DC suburbs, I tend to take for granted all of the amazing sites and landmarks there are and rarely make the trek into town to run. In fact I was so distracted that I forgot to take pictures of the White House.
I was able to run with my fellow Action Hero & MRTT chapter leader Colleen (Live Free and Run) and one of my MRTT BRF’s on one of the most gorgeous days we’ve had so far.
I had some injuries this past winter and spring and have really kept my mileage down. This fun run was my longest run of 2015 and it felt amazing! The course was not actually at 10k but a 6.5. I’ve had a hard time resisting the urge to pile on the miles and have been really conservative the past few months. I’m thrilled that my foot didn’t bother me at all after this run. Bring on the fall running!
This was a super low key fun run for an important cause that often gets over looked. What a great feeling to know that my registration helped provide 10 meals to those in need. If you’d like to find out more info about Run 10 Feed 10 check it out here.
Have you been able to use your passion for running to help benefit others?
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