Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Runs/Walks in Kansas City: Sock it to Cancer August 8, 2015 #GreatBallsofFire

Looks like 2015 was the last year for this race :-(

"Help raise awareness of testicular cancer and raise money for the Testicular Cancer Society while enjoying 5K run/walk along a tree-lined course in downtown Lee's Summit! Join us on August 8 for this new event for all ages and all fitness levels! All participants receive a new pair of running socks and compete for age group and overall awards!"

Proceeds from the Sock it to Cancer 5K benefit the Testicular Cancer Society and KU Cancer Centers. The Testicular Cancer Society is a non-profit organization to raise awareness for the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and education about the disease and providing support for fighters, survivors and caregivers. This will be the third year for the event, previously called the Great Balls of Fire Run.

Before I was the homeschooling writer mom of 5, I used to love to walk all the time as a stress reliever and to stay in shape. Walking is something you can do as a parent anytime, but now that my youngest is 5 and my oldest is 14, it's a lot easier for me to fit in time for my own fitness. Over the winter I walked some at the gym on the treadmill and track. Now I can walk the neighborhood or the field at the school by my house. I'm not a jogger or a runner yet ... special equipment needed for my upper lady parts ... but might be someday! For now I walk in my OOFOS sandals because they are the most comfy thing I have ever worn and work perfectly for summertime.

Because I love walking so much, I'll be posting upcoming walk/runs in Kansas City as I find them. This does not mean I'll be participating in all of them, so don't show up expecting me to sign autographs or anything. I MIGHT or MIGHT NOT be there, depending on household funds at the time, Mr. Kerrie's travel situation, my sanity level, etc. Enjoy the race info, and go out and find some in your town!

What: Sock it to Cancer 5K (previously the Great Balls of Fire Run ... dang, why did they change the name?)

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Lee's Summit City Hall

Fun facts: my uncle used to coach track at a high school in Lee's Summit for many years and my dad has taken up jogging ... it's in my blood!

Check the link (above after WHAT) for more info!

P.S. I get my info from the fabulous KC Running Company website.

On a personal note, here's my walking story for National Walking Day a couple of years ago with an update.

When you're all done, you'll be hungry! Grab a copy of my Tater Tot Casserole Cookbook and whip up a batch of happiness for dinner!

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