Robbie’s Run Preview
Thursday’s blog is generally dedicated to some type of fitness trend or something that has caught my attention in the running world. Well, since I haven’t had a chance to preview this weekend’s premiere running event, I will utilize Thursday’s Blog post for that preview.
Last year I was able to run Robbie’s Run for the first time. This was a run my husband and eldest son had done the very first year of its existence, but then we didn’t run the race again until last year.
This race has become one of my favorites because of the course, the race director, the volunteers, the food, and the welcoming atmosphere.
It’s flat and fast! This course allows many runners to set a PR. It is well-marked as it traverses the Word of Life Campus. The neighbors come out of their homes to engage, encourage, and support the participants.
The Race Director
Keith is amazing. I met Keith last year and he is a wonderful man and amazing supporter of this event. This year over 300 runners are signed up. He knows that I have a family of five who is running this Saturday, and he messaged me to let me know that there are a lot of participants and we might want to get there earlier, so we have enough time to get our numbers etc. What a thoughtful gesture! I know that he can’t possible offer that kind of personal touch to everyone, but I am thankful that he did and will adjust my race day timeline accordingly.
Many of the volunteers are supporters of the camp, meaning they are students of Word of Life Bible Institute. They understand the importance of raising funds for the scholarships that support Word of Life Summer Camp. It’s a great cause and they want to open up as many opportunities as they can for the youth.
Many races are based on the “after” of the race. Were there snacks, water, or a full menu? Robbie’s Run does not disappoint! There is a full breakfast inside with plenty of seating available. If you did not run, you can even purchase a ticket and partake of the, “hot breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and fruit.”
The race is well organized and promoted well locally. Participants are shown where to park, check in goes smoothly, and instructions are given before the race starts. Some competitive runners participate in the event which makes the field that much stronger. People absolutely stay and hang out to enjoy the breakfast and raffles. Goody bags and nice race shirts are included, all for helping kids get to camp. Don’t miss this opportunity to run the “Rob”!
Robbie’s Run this Saturday!
Just a few days left for the 5th Annual Robbie’s Run 5K. There is still time to sign up. Enjoy a beautiful run on the Word of Life property and after that join them for a hot breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and fruit. You will not want to miss the incredible raffle give away during the awards ceremony, all benefiting youth and camper scholarships. This is a race you won’t want to miss!