|Winner winner! Pogue's Run Dinner|
Next: the Englewood Race for Roofs on April 2nd, benefiting a housing scholarship fund for neighbors who need temporary help with the cost of housing. This will be my 5th year participating in this event. It's one of my favorites every year. Last year, I won my age group! See my 2015 race recap here. I'm always passionate about this race and the cause it supports, because I believe everyone has the right to a safe and affordable place to live. The neighborhood really comes out to support this race and cheer the runners on.
|Shh! Don't tell Momma her pic's here|
Finally, the Arsenal 5K on September 17, benefiting students on the Near Eastside through college scholarships (more than $30,000 since 2000!) and money to support school clubs and activities. This race starts and ends on the track at Arsenal Tech High School, and the course winds around the beautiful school campus. You can read my 2013 race recap here, and my 2014 race recap here. Sadly no 2015 recap as I had a schedule conflict.
|Arsenal 5K After Party at Flat12 Bierwerks|
Disclaimer: I am receiving a free entry for the Race Series in exchange for promoting it this year. However, all opinions are my own, and I would still be doing these races anyway even without the promotional consideration. I have worked on the Near Eastside since 2009 and have really fallen in love with this neighborhood. I love the people and organizations working to revitalize this area, and I'm proud to be part of it.