I have crossed a new boundary in run-nerd-dom. Seriously.
We all like to run.. Some of us even like to write about running. But I got this email a while back:
It’s Time to Start Thinking About the 42nd Running of the
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
and 5K Run-Walk
Fall Kickoff Reception
Although the race isn’t until April
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Organizing Committee,
Credit Union Miracle Day, New Balance and Potomac River Running cordially invite you to a special Fall reception that will
feature the debut of our 2014 T-shirt, along with
lots of prizes and camaraderie.
Friday, November 15th @ 6:00-9:00 PM
(entries will be raffled off between 6:30 – 8:30 PM)
The 201 Bar
201 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington DC 20002
$15 registration (includes 1 drink ticket, appetizers, raffle entry, $10 Potomac River Running gift card, and a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals)
✿✿ 25 guaranteed entries** to the 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will be raffled off
✿✿ Unveiling of the official 2014 Race T-shirt Design – See it here before it goes public!
✿✿ Vote for the 2014 race T-shirt color
✿✿ Bid on silent auction packages presented by New Balance, Potomac River Running, Gold’s Gym, and Larabar (all proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals)
✿✿ Announcement of the winners of the Social Runner Contest
✿✿ Receive training tips for the event from New Balance-CUCB Virtual Training and New Balance-Potomac River Running In-person Training
✿✿ Participate in a charity fundraising Wine Pull
✿✿ Taste the cherry blossom specialty cocktail – one drink ticket included with registration
✿✿ Enjoy music and food
✿✿ Meet fellow runners and coaches
This reception is limited to the first 400 individuals who RSVP. Reply early, because, like the race, we expect this reception to fill up!
**Must be present at the Fall Kickoff Reception to redeem. There will be no refunds.
I forwarded the email to my wife, and suggested we go. Now, let me be honest with you here, I did not think for ONE second she would agree. An a “date-night” that, at its core, was simply an information night about a race? Granted, the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler is an INCREDIBLE race, but the thing is – she isn’t a runner. In fact, this year my running of the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, meant she was up early, and standing around in the cold for a while.
Her response? Sure! Gonna RSVP us?
It seems I am going on a date night with my wife this weekend! (I did promise her, that if she won – one of the 25 entrances to the race, I would help her train. She didn’t find me the LEAST bit amusing..)
I’m also interested in the winner of the Social Runner contest, as I entered that as well! Perhaps, you will get to read about my training for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler – right here on this blog…
err.. I guess you will get to do that anyway… But if I do win – you will get to read about me being in their virtual training program, and I will have far more interesting things to say about the race!