We are putting the final touches on the 2013 Hot Buns Run. This was my major fundraiser as I work with Team in Training while training for the Portland Marathon. I could not be happier with the outcome!
Here is a by the numbers breakdown of the event:
84 people signed up for the event. Of those, 78 we able to complete the race during the designated timeframe. Unfortunately, we had some people suffering from injuries who were not able to participate but who still helped out. As a group they logged over 240 miles. I forgot to keep track but the amount of people who set individual 5K PRs during this event was staggering! Several people even broke through that elusive 30:00 barrier. I’m so proud of each of you! This just shows the hard work you are putting into your training. Keep it up!
Four different countries were represented. Canada, New Zealand, Australia and of course the US.
23 states in the US were represented with Texas and Virginia leading the way with 8 entries apiece.
I want to give a special shout out to Jason Miller who is serving overseas in the US military. Stay safe brother and come home soon!
With the help of these awesome individuals we were able to raise right at $2000 for Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This money will help continue the fight against cancer.
A special thank you to all of the companies who so graciously donated products and/or services for us to give away during this event: Betty Lou’s, Headsweats, Honey Stingers, Daily Mile, Pro Compression, Body Glide, Spibelt, Allied Medal Display, Shubeez, Gu Energy Labs, Hydrapack, Road ID, Today’s Miles, King Oscar Sardines and Season for Wellness Massage Therapy. Each of you go out of your way on a daily basis to make the lives of runners as easy as possible. As runner’s we could not accomplish what we do without your support! Thank you!
Thank you everyone for helping make this event a tremendous success!