Wednesday, December 4, 2013

1st Annual Christmas Light Run

Christmas is a great time of year. It's a time of family and friends. It's a time to honor our traditions and to give. This year I'm starting a new tradition.

This year I'm starting a new tradition. On Thursday, December 12th, I'm hosting my first annual Christmas Light run. It will begin at my house at 6:30 PM in Broomfield. We will do a nice easy run of around 5 miles around the neighborhoods of Broomfield. I'll bring Christmas music with me and we will try and look at all the houses decorated up for the holidays. We will end at my house and eat snacks and drink a hot beverage of your choice (tea, coffee, hot cocoa, etc). If you don't live in Colorado, I'm encouraging everyone to get out and do it wherever you are in the world.

Along with this, I've also got a contest going on. As many of you know, each year I run in the Disney Marathon Weekend races. I run as part of Team AllEars to raise money for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I am trying to raise a total of $500 by Jan 10th. How this contest works is that I'm asking you to get out on the night of December 12th and have a nice relaxing run around your neighborhood looking at the Christmas lights that are up. Take a picture of you with some of the holiday decorations around your neighborhood. Also, I'm asking that you make at least a $5 donation to the charity of your choice (but I'd love it if it's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer). E-mail me by December 16th a picture of you in running gear in front of some lights and your name will be entered into a drawing. My e-mail is

If I reach $200 total donations I'll raffle off a insulated Camelbak Water Bottle so you can take a hot beverage with you on those long cold winter runs. Last year I used to take hot tea with me on long cold runs.

If I reach $400 total donations, I'll raffle off my favorite new winter running gear, a Merino Wool Buff. Great for keeping your neck and face warm while you run.

If you'd like to make a donation to Team AllEars and Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you can find my personal page here -

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