This weekend, Sunday to be exact, is my second 5k of the summer (4th of the year, so far). I’m truly looking forward to it. At first I was getting nervous because it’s been a while since I’ve been running. With being sick over vacation my runs or any activity came to a complete stop. I’m certainly not looking to PR this race – because of the lack of activity lately, but mostly because it’s going to be awesome! I’ll be running up the ramps & stairs (which will probably have my inhaler making an appearance at some point), plus – hello, it’s Yankee Stadium! I’ll be running the warning track…I’ll probably be the geek running with her camera taking pictures – who wouldn’t am I right? Of course I’ll have to get out & find my old snap & shoot camera, because I can’t see myself running around with my Nikon – that would REALLY look silly. 😀 Maybe I’ll leave that with Rich & Natie in the Delta Sky360 suite to get a few shots from overhead…hmmm…
My big reason for this post today was to thank those who supported my team – The Pink Links for this race – the third annual Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium. As of Monday they raised more than $550,000 towards cancer research!
The MVP prize winner raised over $10,000 & is going on a private plane after the race on Sunday to Boston to see the Yanks kick some BoSox butt! This guy must have some deep pockets – he was the MVP winner for both 2009 & 2010!
With the max 4,000 participants they’re having staggered start times. The Pink Links won’t be running until noon – I hope the heat & humidity cooperates. I hope they’ll have the AC on for us? 😀
Check out the route!The Runyon 5K Route • START LINE on the 100 level concourse, near Section 120 • Run/walk two laps around the 100 level concourse • After second lap, near Section 126, turn left at concessions, then take ramp to sub-zero level • Run/walk through the sub-zero level • Exit the sub-zero level between the Bullpen and Monument Park, turn right onto warning track • Water stop located at entrance to/exit from warning track • Run/walk two laps around the warning track that circles the field • Smile for the cameras – brightroom photographers will line the warning track and you’ll be featured on the center field video board! • Exit warning track to the right, return to sub-zero level • Run/walk back through sub-zero level, then turn left toward right field stairs • Climb 103 steps to 200 level concourse • Run/walk the length of the 200 level concourse toward left field stairs (near Section 234) • Water stop located near Premio stand at Section 217 • Climb 64 steps to 300 level concourse • Run/walk the length of the 300 level concourse • Water stop located across from Sections 426/427 • At Section 310, turn right down ramp near Gate 6, then take ramp down to the Great Hall • Run/walk short distance through Great Hall (please stay to your right, coursecontinues) • Turn right up the Great Hall stairs to 200 level concourse • Climb 55 steps to 200 level concourse • Run/walk the length of the 200 level concourse toward left field stairs (near Section 234) • Water stop located near Premio stand at Section 217 • Climb 64 steps to 300 level concourse • Run/walk the length of the 300 level concourse • Water stop located across from Sections 426/427 • At Section 310, turn right down ramp near Gate 6, then take ramp down to the Great Hall • Run/walk short distance through to FINISH LINE in Great Hall (please stay to your left to finish)
I hope to be armed with lots of pictures – and hopefully one will not include me being carried out on a stretcher! 😛