This weekend, for the first time EVER, my family will run our first 5k together! As a mother-runner, I couldn’t be more excited, or proud, to share one of the things I love most with my family!
Over the last two years, the members of my family, one-by-one, have begun to run so it seems fitting that we run our first event together as a family. Thanks to my great friends at Nuun Hydration, and the Better Series, we will be running the Red, Whites, and Blues 5k this Sunday which is held in conjunction with the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon.
I had the privilege of sharing the experience last year with my son, then 12, when he ran this race as his first 5k. While my husband and daughter have both tackled longer distances, both having completed a half marathon, I love that we get to do it together. It is even more special since we are counting down the days (24!) until my daughter departs for basic training in South Carolina the end of the month.
The Red, White, and Blues 5k & 10k run and walk is still open for registration either online or on race day! A portion of each registration will go to support the Oregon Food Bank and runners will be treated to live music at the finish.
I need to give my friends at Nuun Hydration a super huge shout-out and high-five for hooking me up with this great event to share with my family!!! Thank you, Nuun!!!