Big Fun in Small Races

I did the Long John Run yesterday with my Run for God training class. It was the perfect graduation race for a couch-to-5K program, and after some really big events lately, I’d forgotten how much community spirit you feel in a smaller neighborhood race. Running close to home with a more intimate community of friends and neighbors is a refreshing change from the mega-events where you are lost in a sea of humanity, and the smaller events tend to focus on one goal for fund-raising or awareness. In this case, all proceeds (along with all donated socks that were requested from runners) go to Mel Trotter Ministries. These eventsĀ also tend to have smaller entry fees and better odds for winning a drawing prize! At the very least, you’re likely to know someone who wins something. Look for a nearby event to put on your schedule for next year, so you can “run small and race local”.

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Randy MacGeorge Randy MacGeorge
This will be my third year as a Priority Health Champion, and I want to get more involved in volunteering for events that I don't participate in, or try new events this year.


  1. Marie Pienton Marie Pienton
    Posted November 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I love my hometown races! I’m from a small town on the East side of the state and just love small races. Big and small races each have their own draw to them!

  2. Liz Liz
    Posted November 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I agree, small races definitely have perks that the big races don’t have. Out of curiosity, what is “Run for God”?

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