Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Joggermom Marathon: What will you do to show your support this month?

I was so excited to write about the new Disney Sweaty bands yesterday that I forgot that it was the first day of October! Even though the weather is still warm and we have yet to close our swimming pool, I will now officially start decorating for fall. ( I refuse to put out a mum or a pumpkin before October) I guess that's just my way of trying to hang on to summer just a wee bit longer!

October  also brings a lot of PINK to our area as business all decorate their store fronts in support of breast cancer awareness.  As you probably already know, October is breast cancer awareness month and there are various ways that you can donate and show your support. For the month of October, my mom and I are participating in the Jogger mom virtual marathon cancer run.

The idea of the event is to run 26.2 miles during the month of October.  I've already completed my first 6.2 miles yesterday.  I plan to use my miles from both the Runner's World race and the Wicked 10K that I will be participating in later this month as well.

You will need a system of recording your miles and being able to share them with the race organizer, if you have a Garmin GPS, that will work great.  And as with any virtual race, you get a cool custom bib to print out for on your run ( to let everyone know the cause you are running for) and this cute finisher's medal.  Registration for this virtual will be open until October 15, so there is still time if you want to take on the challenge.  You must have all your miles completed and recorded by October 31st to be eligible for any of the prizes.  If you are uncertain of how a virtual race actually works, you can read our full post on virtual races Here.

From Joggermom website: This October event, 10% of your entry will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

2 comments:

  1. Great cause to be running for, and such a pretty pink medal too!

    My husband and I started decorating for Fall on Sunday - it was not quite October yet but we figured it was close enough lol :0)

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  2. I am hoping that the medal that we get does have the pink lanyard. I've seen another pic of it where it was red, white, and blue. Pink would be appropriate since it is for breast cancer, but we shall see! Yes, it is a good cause!

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