Sunday, September 20, 2015

On the RUN with UNR - Our new and improved blog!

Okay, so we’re now training for the Bourbon Chase in Kentucky. A nice 200 mile 12-person relay. And yours truly will be trying my best not to embarrass the team. My physical ailments are slowing me down. But I’m still enjoying the run. These late Summer/early Fall days are really nice for running. I’ve been switching my routes. And on occasion, doing some trails. As the farmers always tell me; Make Hay while the sun shines! So hopefully, we’ve got a lot more sun-shiny days ahead!

These 200-mile relay races are just one of the many races/runs coming this Fall. Lots of really neat events coming up:

In the North Pittsburgh area the races include:

PALS 5K Run/Walk for Education – Saturday, October 3, 2:00 pm in Saxonburg, PA - If you’ve ever run the Saxonburg Festival of the Arts 5K, you’ll love this race. It all takes place on the Saxony Farm. In my opinion, the prettiest place to hold a race! Hope you can make it! Contact: 412-793-5884

Highlands First Annual American Cancer Society 5K Race – Sunday, October 4, 8:30 am on the Heritage Trail – Tarentum Marina – Contact: 724-226-1803

Darlington Twp. VFD’s 2nd Annual Fire Prevention 5K – Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Fire Department. Contact: 724-730-5421

Freeport Girls’ Basketball First Annual Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am – Butler/Freeport Rails-to-Trails at Monroe Road. Costumes are encouraged!!!! Contact:

10th Annual Buffalo Creek Half Marathon! This is the one everyone seems to like running. An easy downhill point-to-point finishing in Freeport, PA. Saturday, October 17, 9:00 am. No race day registration. Shuttles to the start and back to the parking lot after the race. Lots of refreshments! And some really great locally crafted finisher’s medals! One of the fastest Half Marathons you’ll ever run! Visit website:


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