If you don’t know about The Sightings 5k in New Bedford on December 7th, you’re truly missing out. I have literally hounded the race coordinator for weeks asking for a number in return for a blog- and when I got him on the phone and he agreed, I was secretly celebrating… like this:
Besides the fact that I love silly football dances, I looked about as crazy as my car began to rock. I would be running this awesome family race with my stroller, dressed as Santa. Yes. Let me say that again.
1. Running a nonchalant 5k… totally un-timed, which leaves me plenty of time to pose for pictures and do a dance to rival Ochocinco (see video).
2. I will be running with Addie in her first race with Mama!
3. I will be dressed as Santa. You can be, too… if you register HERE!
The Santa Sightings race is in its 3rd year and was recently compared to Liverpool, UK’s Santa Dash! They have nearly 10,000 Santas running!
This year, as in years past, The Santa Sightings will be collecting gifts and donations for Gifts to Give- and the more participants in the race, the more there will be to give… which is reason enough for me to want to see you there. Other reasons to sign up:
* I will ALSO be doing the Downtown Jingle 5k the following day (care to support the LPA? Donate HERE– I’m $10 away from my goal!)- this race isn’t timed, so it is a super fun way to get that last run in.
* Use the costume (pants, jacket, hat, beard AND belt) that COMES WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FEE for other races or for holiday cheer.
* Support giving this holiday season, as this race has done each year!
* Running in a new place… I’ve never done a race in New Bedford, but I’ve watched Dave (hubby) play shows there back in his band days… time for him to travel for me!
* Have you ever run a race as Santa? Sign up HERE and check it off your bucket list. Running a race in costume is a super fun way to enjoy your morning (if you run, I hope you will join me for a warming cup of coffee after!).
The race is going to be on Saturday, December 7th at 11am (plenty of time to get there and get dressed in your new suit)! And, with the race, coordinator Geoff is asking everyone to think of all the children on the South Coast who don’t have the basic things they need. What can you do? Bring something for Santa to collect the morning of the race (please, no used items).
Please consider running this race with your family and friends- bring your camera, forget your Garmin and come have a great time letting loose and enjoying the holiday spirit! I cannot wait to see my Rhode Island running crew there!!!
Lots of love and miles this season,