If you’ve been thinking that participating in a 5k race sounds like fun (you’re right, it is), but you’re a bit hesitant because you’ve never run a race before, maybe we can offer a few reasons to encourage you to lace up those running shoes…
- Free shirts!
While it is probably true that a race shirt won’t be the most fashionable article of clothing hanging in your closet, we guarantee you’ll wear it proudly after crossing your first finish line. After that, frame it and hang it on your wall (we might suggest washing it first).
- Meet people!
Generally speaking, runners are a friendly bunch (we think it’s the endorphins), and are often happy to offer advice and encouragement to first-timers. Believe it or not, you can make a lot of new friends waiting in line for the porta-potties before the race.
- Free food!
Sure, it tends to be healthier stuff like water and fruit, but hey, free is free.
- You won’t finish last!
This is true for every person who enters (well, except one). Just don’t be “that guy” and you’ll be fine.
- You’ll feel good about yourself!
Even if you do turn out to be “that guy,” you’re still a winner since almost every 5k race supports a worthwhile charity and your entry fee is helping someone.
Convinced it’s time to run your first race? It just so happens that the Dream Live Prosper 5k and Fun Run will be held on June 27th at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. We have free shirts, free food, friendly people, and best of all, we’re donating all proceeds to the Valley Youth House!
Visit dlprealty.com/5k today to register. You’ll be glad you did!