CT Pace Per Mile Update: Valentine’s Run

In this Connecticut Pace Per Mile Race Report for February 6 – 12, 2012, I am featuring one in-person race and the Virtual Run for Sherry.

Running for Sherry Virtual Run, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 9am MST – Most of you have probably heard about Sherry Arnold, wife, mother, and teacher, who was abducted during a run on January 7. Learning about her abduction and murder is distressing for many runners, myself included. She did everything right. She was close to home, within the city limits, running a course she had run many times before, and was in a small town in which most people knew her. All of those things add up to an ideal running location, safety-wise. Tragically, she was abducted and killed during her usual morning run. To remember Sherry and to help make more people aware of her abduction and the issues in running safety, her cousin, Beth, of Shut Up and Run has set up a virtual run for Sherry on Saturday, February 11, 2012.  To participate, print out the “Running for Sherry” bib from SUAR, pin it to your shirt, and then go for a run, a walk, a bike ride, or whatever to remember Sherry. Beth has set up a donation site as well, with proceeds going to Arnold’s husband and five children.

Cupid’s Chase 5k, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10am – Cupid’s Chase is a 5k race that takes place in a number of cities on the same day and at the same time. The race benefits Community Options, Inc., a national nonprofit that develops community-based homes and employment supports for people with disabilities. The Hartford running of the Cupid’s Chase will begin at 10am in Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. Registration is $35 ($50 race day) and that entitles you to a commemorative shirt.

A few other notes:

If you’re interested in some winter running gear advice, check out my guest blog over at The Running Mike. Finally, if snowshoeing is your thing, consider checking out one of the WMAC Dion Racing Series races. There are several upcoming races and races throughout the winter. Check the WMAC Dion Racing Series website for registration information and, more importantly, weather information. Obviously, snow is required for snowshoe races, so all the races are dependent upon weather conditions.

Keep running!