If you’re anything like me, 5Ks can be boring. A group of people line up at a start line, run/walk 3 miles, and then get together to drink water and support a cause afterward. Snooze fest! So when I hear of an exciting 5K race in Georgia, I’m all over it.
It doesn’t get much more exciting than having the word ACTION in the name of the 5k. “Why would a boring 5K have the word ACTION in the name of it?” you may ask. I know, because I had the same question. Until I looked it up, at which point the 5K became exciting. It’s because everyone is supposed to dress up as super heroes! Including your pet or kids, who are gladly welcome to participate. How fun! Just imagine the sight when a pack of runners is trotting down a city road, and everyone’s dressed as a super hero. How awesome is that?! And there’s a reason the two go together.
On top of being colorful, lively, and just downright fun, this race supports a very worthy cause. The Action Dash supports efforts for fighting against hunger, education, and housing challenges for Georgia residents in need. This sounds like a super 5K that supports a great cause and keeps it all in our state. I am so down with that. I think everyone should go out and register to participate now. They look way behind their fundraising goal, so make sure to tell your friends and family, too.
The Action Dash will take place in 5 cities in Georgia on Monday, September 3, 2012 — Labor Day 2012. Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Gainesville and Rome will all host the race.
Too bad I have the Big Peach Sizzler 10K on Labor Day, or else I’d be getting my hero-laden 5K on with Action Ministries. Good luck to everyone — racers, volunteers, and, even more so, our neighbors in need.
p.s. Check out their Facebook page for some hilarious photo ops with town mayors who nobly support the Action 5K. Give them a like while you’re there!