If you just read my title, you read that correctly! Yes, yesterday I ran a Finish for a Guinness 5K with my 2 sons and so did my Grandma! OK, my grandma (who is 91!) didn’t run it, but she walked the whole entire thing with my mom and sister (and niece!). I have to say, my Grandma is such an INCREDIBLE inspiration.
Finish for a Guinness
She looks forward to this race and couldn’t wait to get out there and walk! She cheered people on that passed by her and gave me and the boys big hugs when we caught up to her. The race is awesome to my Grandma, they let her take off 30 minutes earlier than everyone! This way she has a great chance at finishing right after we all do! She literally is the cutest thing ever! I’m always so motivated by her.
What was even more special about running this 5K with my 2 oldest sons was that we helped raise money for ALS.
This Finish for a Guinness 5K race started in 2008, here’s a little history behind it:
This charitable event is being held to raise awareness and funds for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the winter of 2008 Christopher Stone was diagnosed with ALS at the young age of thirty-four. As a result, the Christopher Stone Fund was established to help support the Stone family as they went through this challenging time. Sadly, Chris lost his fight in the summer of 2009, less than a year after being diagnosed. However, the Christopher Stone Fund continues to actively raise funds for local ALS chapters and families as well as other charitable causes. This horrific disease affects over 30,000 people just in the USA. Caring for individuals with ALS is often expensive and emotionally straining. We hope this race will help provide ALS victims, families, and caretakers with the most fulfilling quality of life during this most trying time.
It felt good to know that we were out there making a difference.
You can register NOW for the race! You just need to search “Finish for a Guinness” and get your money in now! I have to say – this is one of my favorite races because it’s easy to do and it’s such a supportive group. You see people stopping and walking with each other. People are clapping for each other and cheering each other on. It’s a great way to show support and be part of something great! Not to mention the route is a pretty one, too! AND you get a GUINNESS at the end!
How to train for a 5K? See it here.
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