I just signed up for another Sunset Run hosted by the Fleet Feet in San Francisco! The Sunset Run is a 5 mile social/non-competitive fun run benefiting local charities. This time, 100% of the proceeds will go to Students Run Oakland! What a great organization! I think I need to look into volunteering at SRO. Here's SRO's mission statement (that I got from their website):
Students Run Oakland (SRO) is a unique youth development program. Our mission is to improve the overall health of young people through structured physical fitness training, mentoring, and nutrition education. SRO uses the challenge of training for a marathon (26.2 miles) to help students develop long-term goals, improve their health, and overcome obstacles. SRO builds confidence, resiliency skills, and reinforces the values of commitment and hard work. Students can then draw on these values for achievement in academics and other areas throughout their lives.
Basically, the run starts in the Marina Green and go to Hopper's Hands at the base of the Golden Gate and back. The fee to run is $10 and you get a nice tech Nike shirt, too. The last Sunset Run benefited the LiveStrong Foundation (by Lance Armstrong). It was fun last time so I'm looking forward to it again. AND, this time, Fleet Feet is giving away TWO Nike Women's Marathon entries!!
I know I said I gave on that dream but... it doesn't hurt to see if I can get in, right? And on top of that, it's for a great charity!!
It's tomorrow night at 6:30pm, if anyone is interested!