Time to make another sponsorship announcement. Our newest Gold level sponsor is Soft Shoe and this is a match made in heaven. There isn’t much that runners love more than shoes and Soft Shoe is the best place to get them here in Richmond. The guys at Soft Shoe not only carry the big name brands like Brooks and Adidas, but when new running shoes become popular like HOKA One you can count on them to have those as well. Continue reading The Perfect Partnership – Soft Shoe and a Run Richmond
Yesterday I got the ball rolling by announcing McDonald’s sponsorship of our race and the partnership we have had with them over the last year. I am excited about that partnership because they have been so good to us from the beginning. Today I get to make the announcement of another Gold Level Sponsor that I am just as excited about, but for different reasons. Continue reading Get Fit for the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run
It is time to start giving some sponsorship announcements for the Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run! The way Run Richmond has chosen to do our races makes it essential that we have great sponsors and so far that has worked out well. When we do events we don’t keep a bunch of money to use for the next event. We don’t even keep a bunch of money to pay ourselves for the time and energy it takes to make these events work. We give nearly everything we make from our events directly to the charities that we have chosen to partner with on our events. Continue reading Water To Wine – Sponsorship Announcement
I have been saying since week one of registrations for the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run that this race was different. I have also been saying that the energy behind it is something pretty special. Now I have proof. Our “little” run and party at Chenault Vineyards has gotten the attention of some of the folks at Fox 56. They agree this a cool new event. They love that we are doing something to support and help build up the running community in Central KY, but also that we are doing it in a way that partners with outstanding charities to help fund them. Continue reading You Know An Event Is Good When It’s TV Good. Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run is TV Good!
Have you sat down and looked at the calendar for the month of May yet? I know a bunch of you have, because you registered for the Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run and I’m sure you checked to see if you had anything else scheduled that weekend. We scheduled the race that particular Friday (May 12th) for a few reasons that don’t matter to this post. One amazing reason for it to be scheduled that particular Friday is what is happening that Sunday.
I talk a lot on here about building community and using movement to get healthy. Those are great things that are the cornerstones of Run Richmond, but there is another aspect to running and Run Richmond as well. We want the people that choose to be part of our events to have fun. Run Richmond events have been successful so far because there has been a real effort put into trying to make them fun as well as rewarding. Continue reading Are You Feeling Foolish?
I will admit that I would do a lot more races if I didn’t hate to pay for them. It’s not that I don’t think they are worth the money. Or even that I can’t really afford to do them. It really comes down to deciding whether or not I want to spend that money on myself. We all deserve to splurge every now and then. We all want to enjoy the stuff we like and we have a right to do so. We also all have people we love and if you love sacrificially that means that you want to give more than you receive. My wife would probably argue that I don’t live that out as well as I would hope (and she is right), but that doesn’t change the fact that when it comes time to register for a race I get frustrated at myself for spending the money. Continue reading Register Now and Save
Have I ever mentioned that I am motivated by a challenge? I have been struggling to get my training in gear and keep the momentum for healthy life changes that I made in 2015 and 2016. I finally realized that what happened is the motivation wasn’t the same. I started with the half marathon and exceeded my expectations with those. Then I did the full marathon with a goal of saying I had done one. Well, now I can say that. I don’t have anything pushing me to train for.
Let me correct that. I didn’t have anything pushing me to train. I do now. Doing a Tough Mudder competition has never really been a desire of mine. I always thought that I am a runner and I want to run. The problem is I have become too comfortable running. I will never stop running (as long as my body will let me), but the desire to push myself comes from a need to accomplish something new. The new thing that will make me uncomfortable and make me work hard to prove I can do it is the Tough Mudder.
If you have a desire to do a Tough Mudder I have some good news. Run Richmond is all in on making this happen. We have decided to create a Run Richmond team for the June Tough Mudder Half at Kentucky Speedway. Trent and I are both going to do this and we are going to buy two extra tickets. Those tickets will be given away via a contest that has yet to be determined. My hope is that we can motivate enough of you to join us that we can actually have two teams. Tough Mudders are all about start together and finish together and I love that. I also love competition. My hope is that we can get 10-12 people to join our Run Richmond team. Then we could split into Team Trent and Team David and have a little fun competition.
If you feel the need to challenge yourself in a new way and want to join us contact Trent or I. If you are a Tough Mudder veteran and ready to kill the course don’t mention that to Trent and shoot me an email or give me a call. It will be our little secret.
The point of this is to get me, and maybe you, out of our comfort zones. Growth happens when there is an obstacle to overcome. I need to grow some more. I have a feeling there are others out there that are too comfortable logging their miles each week and need to push themselves. The Run Richmond team(s) will be for people of any fitness level. Run Richmond group runs will be a great starting point if you don’t think you can do it. Come on Saturday morning and lets talk about how to get from point A to point B.
You guys have been great in the last 36 hours or so since we opened registration for the Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run! The response has been amazing. we have lots of registrations from people that haven’t been part of our Run Richmond family. So thank you to those that have already registered and the large group of you that have shared links on social media. That is the best way for us to get the word spread about this really cool event.
When we did the Historic Haunt the main focus was to help people try something new, or take it to another level. We had the Little Goblins Run to get kids running. We had the 5k for people that had never run before. Plus, we had the 10K for people to step up a level and add some distance to push themselves a little harder. Some would say a lot harder. Continue reading Why The Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run Is Important
Registration is OPEN. Details are available here and you can get registered here. This is NOT just a 5K race. This is a run through one of the most picturesque spots in Madison County if not the state.
These won’t be rough single track trails in the woods. These are paths in and around the vines on top of a large hill with sweeping views of the farm land surrounding the vineyard. The course will be mostly flat with a few small elevation changes, but nothing too strenuous. Our goal isn’t to give you the best workout possible or the most challenging course. Our goal is for this to be the most fun you have ever had at a run. Continue reading You Have Waited Long Enough