R-U-N 5K

跑步一向是很競爭的活動,不論是跟自己或他人;跟自己上次比賽的成績,跟自己昨天衝刺的紀錄,想超過前面穿得很炫但姿勢很鳥的人,跟剛剛在起跑線踩到我新球鞋的傢伙拼⋯

跑步,是很競爭的活動。

於是,紐約會員最多的跑步協會(New York Road Runner),這個夏天首次辦了一場不以成績為導向的「活動」(不是比賽,但還是有計時)。在炎炎夏夜,讓除了跑步之外仍有其他興趣的跑者,有機會和其他擁有共同興趣的人交誼社交。活動在報名時就要先選定:球類運動、海灘、健行、酒友、不分類純打屁,五個族群。並把活動命名為R-U-N,We are!

Running, quite usually is a very competitive sport. Competing with your own PR from last race, competing with the training result last night, competing with the guy up front in hideous running wears, competing with someone just stepped on my new sneakers before starting line.

Running, is a very competitive sport.

NYRR, therefore, set up a new social-themed run (not necessary a race, though still timed) at Central Park, offering all runners with similar social interests a night to mingle and socialize and more importantly, to have fun. Kudos to NYRR, R-U-N, how fun!

[Updates] this post was published on August 7, 2015. Facebook Memory just reminded me so I retrieved it back and re-post here.