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Volunteer Race Director-- Would you participate in a race like this? (Read 157 times)

jojo61397


    Hi,

     

    I do volunteer race directing in Florida for two charitable organizations, both charities benefit Autism.  I have a 5K/10K coming up in April.  In September, I do another race a 5K.  The second race, I'm thinking about adding a 1000 Meter Paddle Board race.  Paddle Boarding is really "hot" here.  It's a very popular sport, and you can board all year long.

     

    We would still do the 5K run.  But we would add a 1000 meter paddle board to the run, so the people could do a 1000 meter paddle + 5K, or do a 5K run without the 1000 meter paddle board race.  What are your thoughts?

     

    Thanks

    Jodi

     

    PR:

    Half: 1:48 (March 3rd, 2013)

    Full: 4:05:40 (March 17th, 2013)

     

    2013/2014 Goals:

    Sub-4:00 hour Marathon

    Sub- 125 pounds
    Sub- 1:45 hour half.

    ilanarama


    Hi, Mom!

      I would!  Er, if I knew how to paddleboard.  You should also make a paddleboard-only option.

       

      I did a duathlon race in the Bahamas that was a beach run plus a short swim. I came in second and won a six-pack of beer!

      Ilana is awesome. She lives in a cool place, drinks good beer, and runs hard. She should start a fucking lifestyle blog for chicks. - NC Runner

       

      PRs: 5K 21:03 (4/2012) 10K 43:06 (12/2011) 13.1 1:35:55 (10/2013) 26.2 3:23:31 (12/2013)

      Next up: Imogene Pass Run 9/6| bloggy stuff at http://ilanarama.dreamwidth.org

        1K is pretty short for a paddle board race. 2 miles - 5km might generate more interest.  Swim/Run/Paddle is another kind of event that is catching on and might be a huge hit down there in triathlon hell.

         

        http://www.pacificpaddler.com/1210/swim_run_paddle.pdf

        2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.