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My First 10K Race

This past weekend I joined Women’s Health Magazine and Macy’s to support The Feed Project’s Run 10 Feed 10 – A 10k race to raise money to fight hunger here in the United States.

I was excited for this event for a number of reasons. First – I love getting involved with a great cause! I immediately created a Crowdrise fundraising page to support the charity – Caity’s Race To End Hunger.

Second – I’m a huge and long-time fan of Women’s Health Magazine so I was a little bit starstruck by the idea of running with them. Nervous, yes, but mostly just excited.

And finally – This was my first 10K race. I love running and fell in head-over-heels for racing this year. {Check out my posts on The Guardsmen’s Presidio 10 Mile Race and the San Francisco Half Marathon} So I was looking forward to getting a new distance under my competition belt. I’d heard that a 10k was the perfect length – No real training or stress necessary going into the big day, but a long enough distance to be able to push yourself and set some personal goals.

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Needless to say, I had high hopes going in!

  • Course: I’m starting to get fairly comfortable running this part of the city since both the The Guardsmen’s Presidio 10 Mile Race and the San Francisco Half Marathon followed at least part of this course. And I have to confess, running over the Golden Gate Bridge still hasn’t gotten old. Even in fog and rain – It’s breathtaking.
  • Organization: It was easy to sign up for the race, get bibs picked up, and find the location on the big day – It all went smoothly.
  • Race Day Vibes: Positive & exciting. The “dynamic stretching” courtesy of Barry’s Bootcamp was fun and uplifting, and it was fun to see the announcer – Beth Behrs from 2 Broke Girls.
  • Personal Performance: I’ve never had an “official” 10k race time but that was definitely the fastest 6 miler I’ve ever run. Thanks, mostly, to my great pacer. I was excited to have three people from my office sign up for the race and one of them ended up pacing me the whole time – For a new personal best time of 54:27

Have YOU ever run a 10k? What did YOU think?

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Run 10 Feed 10 – Women’s Health 10K

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining Women’s Health for the Run 10 Feed 10 – A 10k race here in San Francisco on Saturday, October 29th.

Why am I so excited?

This is an amazing cause! They began this event in 2012 to raise money and awareness for hunger. Since they started, they’ve raised enough money to provide 4.5 million meals to Americans in need through the FEED Projects.

This is the 5th anniversary and I’m excited to be joining the team as we work on the biggest fundraising year in yet!

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Want to support the cause? You can find my fundraising page hereCaity’s Race to End Hunger! 100% of the proceeds will go to the FEED Foundation.

Want  to run with me? I’d LOVE to have you! You can get $5 off your entry fee with the code WHPR5OFF and can sign up here.

Want to help out? You can sign up to volunteer on race day here.

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And don’t worry – For my amazing readers who don’t live in the Bay Area, I haven’t forgotten about you! This annual event put on my Macy’s and Women’s Health also happens in New York City and Chicago. So be sure to sign up for next year!

So far this year I’ve run the Guardsmen Presidio 10 Miler and the San Francisco Half Marathon, I’m looking forward to tackling the Women’s Health 10K exactly one week before I run the Golden Gate Half Marathon.

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

You know you’ve become a bit of a fitness nerd when you think a half marathon is the perfect birthday present to yourself…

So don’t forget, if you’re like to donate and support this amazing cause, be sure to check out Caity’s Race to End Hunger.

Have YOU ever run a 10k? Do you love racing?

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