>> Thursday, March 03, 2011
I'm still injured. I can't run yet. It's been 27 days (but who's counting)....
But in just over a week, I hope I can do this:
This isn't word-for-word, but I took a lot of this from Lucinda's blog. Check it out:
As you probably know, New Zealand's second largest city, Christchurch, was devastated by a 6.3 earthquake at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 February 2011. There have been at least 160 fatalities with many still missing.
Kiwis out of Christchurch and people around the world want to know how they can help, and the answer's short. With money. But we all want to feel like we're doing more than just typing our credit card numbers into a box and clicking submit. So, Mike, Pip, Kate, Phil and I [Lucinda] thought we'd go for a run. Wearing red and black, to show the people of Canterbury we love them. And we'd like you to join us for our virtual fun run. Wherever you are.
If you’d like to participate, just follow these easy steps:
• Make a donation of as little as $5 at our fundraising page.
• Follow us on twitter.
• Tell the world you’re in. Share the love on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, whatever. Use the #run4chch hashtag.
• On the 12th or 13th of March, pop your red and black on, and hit the streets, or the pavements, or the trails, or wherever it is you run.
• Send us a link to your race report, and we’ll post it on our blog!
We’re hoping to get at least 100 entries, so please, please share this with everyone you know!
For more information:
http://twitter.com/#!/Run4CHCH and use the hashtag #run4chch
Both Lucinda and Kate contacted me about getting people involved. (Kate's blog was actually one of the first blogs I started reading when I started blogging 5 years ago.) I thought we could help out.
Here's what I'm asking everyone to do to help out:
1. Donate if you can!
2. Let's meet up (wearing red and black) for a 5K run on Saturday, March 12th at 1 pm as a way to show our support for Christchurch.
3. Tell others about what we're doing, and see if they'd be willing to donate as well!
I'm thinking that anyone who wants to meet for a quick, easy, group run can meet up at Longfellow Grill (inside in the hallway near the bathrooms) in Minneapolis on Saturday morning, March 12th. Longfellow is at Lake Street and West River Parkway, next to the Mississippi River.
I'll take photos through our run, post them here on my blog, and see if we can't get even MORE people to donate! What better way for us to use our love of running than to help raise money for those in need! And in doing so, we get to have a nice group run and maybe some breakfast or lunch afterwards!....
Distance in kilometers
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Who's interested? Pass this link around! Let's get a group of runners ready to go on the morning of March 12th! Direct link to this post:
http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/2011/03/running-for-good-cause.html And here's a TinyUrl if you want to tweet about this: http://tinyurl.com/4hq63fd
More details to come....