(Closed) A quick question before I register for my first running race!!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think it’s weird.  I think it would be a lovely way to learn more about the disease and meet others who have been affected by it.  If I were a family member, I think I wouldn’t think it was weird you just wanted to run, and would be very touched if you tried to get to know more about the disease. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I run races all the time that mean nothing to me. In fact, I really haven’t ran a race that actually did have some charity effect on my life. For most races, about 20% of your fees go to that charity, so you are contributing without having to be out there as a huge advocate. Go, have fun, and enjoy yourself! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Cash000:  There will be a TON of people who are not family members or survivors themselves. Most people just enter races because they are in their timeline and fit their schedules. Really, I promise! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I can’t think that they would mind having more runners. Go for it and good luck!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I run races all the time for causes that don’t necessarily affect me but the races happen to be in a time frame and distance I want to run…so don’t worry about it!  The good cause is just a positive side effect of you running the race. 😉

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve run for all sorts of causes I know nothing about.  Don’t worry, just sign up and have fun!

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