Since I am in the spirit of race planning, there is an upcoming run that I’ve been proud to participate in every year for I don’t know how long: The Pinnochio’s Moms on the Run. This is the 15th Annual 3k/5k walk and 5k/10k running event and is scheduled for Sunday, May 10, 2015.
This event is hosted by the Pinnochio’s Moms on the Run non-profit organization in an effort to raise funds for Northern Nevada Women while in treatment for breast & gynecological cancers. It takes place on Mother’s Day, of course, and gives everyone a chance to not only support fundraising for women with cancer, but all of the moms out there. I have been lucky to participate with my mom, aunt, grandma… you name it, and this event is a great way to get the family together for some exercise and kick off Mother’s day the right way. Before loading up on food at the Mother’s day brunch, you might as well get started guilt free. It’s also a great way come out and show support for a good cause and share a good time with family.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10k run, 5k run, 3k/5k Walk n Talk, the Bon Bon Stroll, and ¼ Mile Kidlet’s Race. Therefore, you have the opportunity to run competitively, take a walk and chat with family, or let the kids get some energy out in a fun ¼ mile race. All of the races start and finish on Foster Drive in front of the Reno High School Track with a looped course for each. Some nice refreshments are available for all race participants at the end of the events as well and “surprise”…mom’s even receive a special rose at the finish line!
I’ve typically participated in the 10k race for this event and enjoy the course that follows through some of the Old Southwest Reno neighborhoods, Idlewild Park, and next to Reno High School. There is a pretty fast course, so if you’re looking to get a good 10k time, or just want to feel good about all of your spring dieting and workouts in preparation for swimsuit season, I would encourage participating in this one. It’s also exciting to see all of the families come out and celebrate Mother’s Day with some fun running or walking and just enjoy some nice Spring weather.
Even if you can’t be there to celebrate it with your Mom, it’s a great way to show some support and give a shout out to all the Mom’s out there.
Hope to see you there!
Here is a link to register