I’m ready for the 7th annual Finish For a Guinness 5k Road Race! This is my all-time favorite race that I do every year in support of The Christopher Stone Fund. Here is a bit of the history of this event:
“This charitable event is being held to raise awareness and funds for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the winter of 2008 Christopher Stone was diagnosed with ALS at the young age of thirty-four. As a result, the Christopher Stone Fund was established to help support the Stone family as they went through this challenging time. Sadly, Chris lost his fight in the summer of 2009, less than a year after being diagnosed. However, the Christopher Stone Fund continues to actively raise funds for local ALS chapters and families as well as other charitable causes.
This horrific disease affects over 30,000 people just in the USA. Caring for individuals with ALS is often expensive and emotionally straining. We hope this race will help provide ALS victims, families, and caretakers with the most fulfilling quality of life during this most trying time.
This was actually my very first 5K. I remember being so nervous! This is the event that gave me the running bug, and I have enjoyed every single one since.
This is a really great, scenic race through historic downtown Warren, Rhode Island. It takes place at Old Warren Marina and the view is magnificent. Once you cross that finish line there is a full tent of goodies, and best of all… a pint of Guinness and a cup of Blount Seafood’s clam chowder, or as we Rhodeislanders say, “chow-dah.” Great friends, good food, and live music right on the waterfront while you check your chip-timed results.
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Who’s going to join me?