I've been a runner for almost 14 years. When I first started running I didn't consider my self a "runner." I think many people feel that way, even after they've been running for a while
I've run quite a few races since 2003 including The Boston Marathon, seven times. Even after my first "Boston" I didn't feel like a runner. That race seemed like a once in a life time event.
Running is my passion
Way back then I would never have imagined the journey I have taken and the friends I have made over these past 14 years. Running has become my passion. I love nothing better than to go on a nice run with a friend or two and have a good conversation.
This blog is my conversation with you. I hope you enjoy what you read and feel some of the excitement that I feel while I'm running. As a conversation, I hope to hear from you on occasion.
5K races are increasingly popular fundraisers for non-profit organizations.
On any weekend runners have many races to choose from. While this is great for runners, it can be a challenge for the races, especially newer races.
Omni Running can help races improve fundraising with the "My First 5K Medal." The medal is a great way to attract new runners to your race and raise additional money.
My blog features stories about my running and races. I draw on my years of experience and new things I have learned.
In my posts you will find links to great sources of information and information on upcoming races. I spend a lot of time looking for and talking to races that you might not know about. Never miss another great local race!
My blog also features information to help race organizers be successful. Articles on organizing, publicity, marketing and other fundraising ideas as well.
Fundraisers should raise funds
It takes a lot of work to organize and run a 5K, and sometimes the results are not worth the effort.
As more groups fundraise through 5K races, the competition for runners has increased also.
To control expenses, many 5Ks stopped offering finisher's medal many years ago. I think that every first time 5K runner deserves a medal. Your organization can offer this great medal, raise additional money and make first time 5K runners very happy.
Please see our 5K Fundraising page to learn how we can help you attract more runners to your race and increase your fundraising.