in the city
Living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada there are a lot of great local races in our little winter city. We’re also home to one of the largest contiguous natural areas inside our urban borders in North America, a fact that doesn’t escape us when we go looking for interesting places to run, train, and play.
Year seven of this local fundraiser overlaps with a couple things this time round.
First, it is on the same day as the Blackfoot Ultra (which I'm not running for reasons of injury this time) and second, the anniversary of my COVID-19 infection.
It's a 5k run for a good cause the is ultimately benefiting the grandson of one of our crew.
May 22, 2022
Sunday Runday, and my morning run (though short) was a fast, local race.
Too often I discount and downplay the value of lacing up for a cause that isn’t just another tick on the tally of my own personal achievements. Yet a five kilometer fundraiser race, as far removed as it is from the epic half marathons and ultra trail races that seem to consume my training calendar these days, is a heartwarming reminder of my sports more enduring legacy in the modern running landscape.
Some backstory may be relevant here.