Friday, May 14, 2010

A Friday PSA for Runners

You all know I'm involved with two non-profit running organizations here in the city: New York Road Runners Young Professionals Committee (benefiting the NYRR Youth Programs) and Girls on the Run Manhattan. There are two events coming up you may be interested in, and there's even a bit for those of you not in NYC.

is June 2nd

There are events happening all over the country, and everyone is encouraged to organize their own event if one isn't scheduled for their area already. If you know of an event not listed on the site, go ahead and add it for others! From the website: It's all about that first step! Running is an incredibly healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. Whether it’s five minutes, 15 minutes, or 45 minutes, every little bit of time spent running makes a difference in the goal to live healthy, happy, and heart strong.

Of course, the NYRR YPC isn't going to sit and let this great day pass us by... join us for a
Fun Run - 6:30pm
meet at 81st and CPW, just inside the park
 (there will be someone to watch bags)
Happy Hour - 7:30 till 9:30
The Gin Mill
442 Amsterdam Ave.
Ticket price: $20
includes fun run, appetizers, cash bar feat. drink specials, 2 raffle tickets
Raffle Prizes donated by: New York Health & Racquet Club, Siggi’s Yogurt,, Peanut Butter & Co., Foodtrainers, Soul Cycle, French Connection, USTA, and NYSC Wall Street. 
All proceeds go to support the NYRR Youth Programs, which impact nearly 100,000 under served children each week.
If you have questions, ask me, or email

Next up is:

As the spring season comes to a close, GOTR chapters across the country are getting ready for the big season end 5K! This is what the girls have been working towards for months.

The 5K races take a lot of preparation and support, before the event and the day of, so each chapter recruits volunteers to help make the event a success.

Our local chapter is looking for help in the following ways:
Race Day Set-Up and Clean-Up Managers
Entertainment Manager
Head Cheerleader
Race-Day Volunteers
Running Buddies (this is a big one - 300 women are needed!)

The NYC 5K is on June 5th at Asphalt Green.
If you're interested in volunteering, visit this website.
If you're not in NYC but are interested in helping your local chapter, visit this site and search for your area!

I like to think that being a runner makes me part of an unbelievable community of healthy, determined and all around great people. And one of the best things about that is being able to give back and help others enjoy this great hobby.

Today is the last day to enter the PB & Co. giveaway. So if you haven't done so yet, click here and comment away! Giveaway ends at 8pm est. and I'll announce the winner tomorrow!
Good luck!!

What are your weekend health and fitness plans?

Workout Stats -
13mi bike
3mi elliptical
3x10 hamstring deadlift, bicep curl, shoulder press combo
3x12 forward straight arm raise
3x10 weighted side bends
3x10 cable twists
150 crunches
foam roller & stretching


Barbara said...

You all should to click on the Spohr Family Blog that Lisa follows .
Heather and Mike are friends of Lisa and Woody's. They lost their adorable Maddie a little over a year ago. Now Annabelle , Annie , brightens the life of all who see her.
Enjoy this little Rocker and the creativity of her parents !
Heather , Mike and Annie , we all love you.

Christy said...

Hey! I'm actually going to be in town apartment hunting for the National Running Day event! Will you be there? It'd be great to meet up! It sounds like a great event!

And as for weekend plans? Fist Half-Marathon! Here I come!!!

=) Hope you hear from you soon!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wish I was in your area, i'd love to help girls on the run it's such an amazing organization!

Kiesha said...

I wish I could come help in NYC but I'm going to visit your link and see if there's anything in my area. Kudos!