So, yesterday, I was reading over at Shut Up and Run about what happened to an overweight news person… I’m not sure where she lives. Anyway, then this morning I found out that Portland, Oregon has a program in their Parks and Recreation they call “5 dollar 5k” where they organize a bunch of 5k’s in city parks throughout the summer. So, my mind starts going at this point. I love to run; I would love to get my wife, kids, and friends to join me in running. But… running can be drudgery unless you have a specific goal in mind. I mean, most people (unlike me) need to do baby steps so starting with a 5k is perfect! I mean, who wants to jump right into a Ragnar, Right? I mean, that would be crazy! (FYI... I did that... Ya, I know...)
But even little 5k races are so danged expensive anymore, who really wants to dish out $25 to $35 for your first 5k anyway? It’s easier just to sit on the couch with the xBox… right?So why couldn’t we, here in Utah, have a “5 dollar 5k” program of our own? Yes, we’d be blatantly ripping off Portland, but I don’t think that they’d mind to much… would they?
Ok, I guess I have some phone calls to make… what is the number for Salt Lake County Parks and Rec.?