I’m Thankful For…Event

I’m Thankful For…Event

Hosted By: Kelly Knowles

More details about this Thankful Event. Many of us in the running and sports community have talked about how great it would be to have a low key, non-commercial event on Thanksgiving Day that would allow us to get together, with a run or walk included, and also do something for those less fortunate….that event is happening this Thanksgiving Day. Below if info on the run/walk and the many donation opportunities (running shoes or shirts, or food or financial contribution to Food Bank of Santa Barbara.

We will meet at Leadbetter Beach (one of the picnic tables) around 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day. Feel free to bring friends and family (as long as they are folks who will “get it” in terms of what our little event is and is not). No reservations, no fees, no anything required (except a good attitude!) For those interested, at approximately 10:00 am we will start a non-timed, no-cost, non- competitive run/walk on the beach. Those who wish can run down to Hendry’s Beach (approximately 3 miles) and back (approx.. 5.5 mile total)…fast or slow. Others may want to run or walk a shorter distance. Once most folks are back, we will have a raffle and refreshments…and we suspect that there may be some family, friends, kids who prefer just to hang out in our area rather than run or walk.
This is a NO cost gathering…so we have no permits, no forms, no clocks nor numbers. You will be running or walking on the beach at your own risk, just as any other day you run or walk anywhere….. By the way, the tide chart indicates the low tide is at noon, so at 10:00 am we should be fine…
Here are the donation opportunities…if you see one or more you like, please join others in making a donation. Our thought is in addition to a little exercise on Thanksgiving Day, we can offer some of what we have to those less fortunate.
• Shoes- Old or new running shoes

• Race T-shirts or race medals: All all own too many

• FoodBank- A representative from the Food Bank will join us to take any contributions (canned or packaged food, but your financial contribution is easier/preferred) and he or she will have Food Bank info.

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