A little rain never hurt you
by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
I think we can all agree that this summer has been fairly mild compared to recent years. The number of 90-plus days has certainly been reasonable. In fact, until the last few weeks came upon us, I thought that maybe we’d somehow gotten away with what I’ll call a “demi-summer”. Alas, it was not meant to be. The nasty heat and humidity came back with sudden force right before Labor Day and, yes, we’ve all wilted. We could use a little rain to break the heat!
Funny I should mention that. We just might get some rain this Saturday (September 13) which, coincidentally, is our annual Hit The Brixx 5K / 10K Run Walk. But you wouldn’t let a little rain deter you from getting out there and killing the course, would you? I certainly won’t. Because lemme tell ya, I’ve had some draining, hot suffer-fests over the past few weeks where I was actually dreaming about a certain run I had in the pouring rain a couple of months ago. Honestly? It was glorious!
So, if you haven’t already signed up, do it now, before the price goes up on Saturday. Both races start and finish at the uptown location of Brixx Pizza (their 6th street location). The 10K starts at 7:45am, and if you’re nuts like me, you can run the 10K and then fit in the 5K at 9am with no problem. Because you know what’s waiting for you at the finish line, right? Brixx Pizza and beer. A most delightful combination indeed! And it tastes even better early in the morning when you’re supposed to be indulging in cereal and milk.
You know what makes it even better? Your race entry fee, which allows you to run a few miles and then enjoy amazing pizza and cold beer, goes to support such a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit Kids Path®, the pediatric care program of HPCCR. Kids Path helps children and teens coping with long-term or life-threatening illnesses by offering services tailored specifically to their needs and those of their families. Included as part of our Kids Path program is the Chameleon’s Journey™ grief camp, a weekend retreat (this year on October 11 and 12) for grieving children and teens. Your entry fee will be put to good use in your community, that’s for sure!
So come out on Saturday and celebrate the end of our demi-summer. And so what if it rains? After a slice and a few beers, you’ll only remember the fun you had!
BONUS! From now until Monday, September 15, for every pizza you purchase, Brixx will donate either $3 (from the 10-inch) or $1 (from the kids pizza) to Kids Path! Just bring in this form (Brixx Buxx Flyer), fill it out, and you’ve helped us out even more!
To register for the race, visit the registration page on the Run For Your Life website. For more information about Kids Path, visit hpccr.org.
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