June 27, 2010

AHA Wall Street 3M Run & Heart Walk Slideshow

Hi folks! It's been a crazy busy week and I'm so excited to finally get this post up. My last few days were packed with all things running: watching a friend run the American Heart Association Wall Street 3 Mile Race, running in the Front Runners NY Lesbian & Gay Pride 5M Run, and volunteering this morning at the Achilles Hope & Possibility 5M Run. Despite the crazy heat (I feel like a broken record talking about the heat!), all races were a success and as of this morning I've completed the NYRR 9+1 for acceptance into the 2011 NYC ING Marathon!!!

I feel like I have so much I want to tell you guys about all three races so today, I'll focus on the Wall Street run and will follow up with the other race recaps in the coming days. Although I didn't get a chance to participate in this one, I decided to attend to cheer on a friend who was completing her 9+1, and another who was returning to running after a long break. Here's a little info from the New York Road Runner's website about the event:

"Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 causes of death nationwide? You can make a difference in your life and the lives of others by participating in the American Heart Association Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk (3M). Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association, an organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Last year, more than 10,000 men and women participated"

I think actually overheard that 15,000 people participated this year! The course was a beautiful one beginning a few blocks away from the World Trade Center site, curving around lower Manhattan, and running up the west side of the island, along the water with a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty.
 Despite the above 90 degree heat and intense humidity, the racers' energy was inspiring. I took over 250 pictures but edited down to 160 and put them into a slide show for you guys to enjoy. If you see yourself in any of the pictures and would like me to forward you the original, just let me know! My favorites include the pictures of the kids giving high-5's along the water, and of course the ones with Lady Liberty in the background. Hope you enjoy!

4 comments :

  1. Great slide shows! I can't wait to read the rest of the race recaps. I know what you mean about being a broken record with the heat...I am too!

    And CONGRATS for completing your 9+1 qualifying races!!

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  2. great recap and awesome slide show! i ran it and WOW it was blazing hot out. i enjoy this race as its one of the few NYRR races that take place at night.

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  3. Thanks guys! So difficult to watch a race instead of participating

    Nicole- thanks! so excited (& a bit nervous) for the marathon

    Baker- congrats on the race. It was seriously brutal out there. Would be great if there were more evening races, although preferably on cooler nights!

    Kelly- thanks!

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