Last year was our first race, and boy were there a lot of details to sort out! Even though I had ran quite a few 5Ks, I had never planned an event on such a large scale that depended on so many different things coming together at once. One thing I knew I couldn't plan for was the weather. When I woke up at 5:30 that Saturday morning, it was gray and drizzling. Ack!
When I arrived at the library, I was soon greeted by the smiling faces of our race volunteers and library staff members who graciously offered to help out. They didn't seem worried-- why should I? I've never been so happy to be a part of a team! Even though the rain kept falling, the enthusiasm of the race participants and volunteers never waned. It turned out to be a great event, and I think that everyone had a good time. So this year, when the time came to start planning the Dewey Dash, I felt nothing but excitement. I have accepted that I may not be able to prepare for every little thing and assure that everything will turn out perfect. But, I can be sure to make it a fun day and a wonderful fundraiser for the library!
http://mag7raceseries.com/?event-tags=register-now. The price is $18 if you register before May 23rd, and you can save 10% by entering the promo code "Mag7Voucher". You will also be guaranteed a t-shirt! One cool new thing we've added this year is a costume contest. You can run or walk the race dressed as your favorite literary character and we'll award prizes for the best overall costume, and the fastest runner & walker in costume. All proceeds from this program benefit the library. Join us! I'll be the one with the bullhorn and (hopefully) a calm demeanor.