As you know, I’m an avid walker and runner and it gives me so much pleasure to do my hobby in connection with a cause, be it for charity, health, or environment and social issues I believe in. And I am sure many of you out there would also enjoy being on the move, not only for you’re the sake of your health and for others as well.
One runner I once interviewed said:
“Running is a vehicle towards achieving goals that are larger than life. Who would’ve thought such a basic motion can take you so far? “
Which is why I have compiled a list of worthy upcoming walking or running events you might want to participate in. Check them out!
- Memory Walk 2009
This fall, organized by the Alzheimer’s Association (US)
Theme: We’re on the move to end Alzheimer’s
- Half-Marathon for Children 2009
August 16, 2009 (US)
The Fresh Air Fund “has been giving inner-city children the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities.” since 1877.
- Fresh to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K
Fundraising for lung cancer research and awareness
Several events in different US cities from August till November 2009
US National Walk on November 7, 2009
- 3-Day Walk (US)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Race for the Cure (US and Europe)
26th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over one million participants since 2005.
- Relay for Life
American Cancer Society
- Walk the Walk (US and Europe)
Walks for cancer
walks schedules during the Berlin and New York marathons this fall
- Walk MS/Bike MS/Challenge Walks (US)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Several events scheduled in the summer/fall
For short distance running events in the US, check out Charity Mile
For a list of running events for charity in the UK, check out Runners Web
Now is the perfect time to start and train. It doesn’t have to be that far or too long. Just do what you can
You don’t have to be fast. You don’t have to be perfectly fit and trim. All you need is the spirit to move and give and have fun.
And it works out best if you don’t do it alone! Ask your friends to join you. To join us. The more, the merrier.