Friday, October 1, 2010
Yesterday and today was a charity event to benefit diabetes research called Beat Beethoven. The idea is that entrants have to finish the run or walk before the music stops 32 minutes later. The event raised money through the entrance fees and donations. Last night was the 3 kilometer family walk. This morning was the 6 kilometer "elite" run and after that the 1.5 k children's walk. The draw of this for me was that the start and finish were about a 5 minute jog from my apartment. I was proud to say that I "Beat Beethoven" with a time of about 27 minutes in 26th place. Directly in front of me was a 15 year old high school student whose 17 year old brother was a few minutes ahead of me.
It's nice that the city is organizing these charity events. In addition, even though the run was a bit hot, it's saying a lot for how cool the weather is becoming that they could even hold a 6k run at 8:30 in the morning.