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Friday, June 11, 2010

Finishing Chelsea's Run

L to R: Sue, Misty, Pat, Dannielle, Nina, Kim  (not pictured: Todd, who was the photographer)

Katye, who blogs at Long Legs on the Loose, had a terrific idea to host a Virtual Run in honor of Chelsea King. Chelsea was a 17 year old student and runner who went on a 3 mile run and then was raped and murdered while on a trail in the scenic park where she was running.  We were to run 3 miles (ok, I ran four), and complete the run that she never completed, and also show our solidarity in keeping our trails safe for runners.

We did our run on Wednesday evening, even though it was raining all day!

Katye's Call to Action on her Blog

The goal was also to raise money for Chelsea's Light Foundation and the Ulman Fund for Young Adults.  Each of us donated to one or the other before the run.  Each of us also wore blue or orange, since these were Chelsea's favorite colors.  Take back that trail!!

Read about the original 'Finish Chelsea's Run' in San Diego

It was a great run, a little faster than usual when we're group running, but it was such a treat being out on the NCR during the week with my group.  I love you guys!  The rain even held out for us, and we were rain free during the run.  Next time, though, I am going to arrange for us to go somewhere to eat after.  3 or 4 miles is too short! :)

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported a great cause.  If anyone else wants to finish Chelsea's run, check out the link to Katye's blog (above), done and get out there!


marathonmaiden said...

what an awesome and great idea! definitely a great cause

Bringing Pretty Back said...

How special for you to do that for Chelsea. I cna just imagine her Mother was so touched.
That was a beautiful thing you all did.

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