*By Libby Roach*
There’s no doubt that running is a feel-good sport. Scientists and sports doctors have long touted running as a natural high, a guaranteed endorphin boost that banishes the blues and gives even the most novice runners a mental lift. I’ve been a runner since being about three apples high, and have long sought the long bumpy road as an outlet for any mood or situation…
Now, as a mom of two junior runners, I’m passing the torch and my love of running to my daughters. We regularly tackle a few races each year, and while some are just fun runs, the races where we raise money and awareness seem to create more feel-good vibes and memories than those that don’t. Combining the two, the feel-good efforts of activism coupled with breaking a good sweat with someone you love provide an undeniable serotonin supercharge!
I’m excited to announce this year’s race roster includes the 2nd annual Global Energy Race by Dempster’s, on September 24th at Ashbridge’s Bay. My youngest and I will be tackling the 3K, and there’s a 10K route for those seeking more of a challenge. To top it off, Dempster’s is going to do their own special version of carb loading: they’re donating two slices of bread for each kilometre run to local food banks! This global race is taking place in 21 countries, with three races in Canada alone.
Registration is $30 for the 10K run and $20 for the family 3K and kids under 16 run for free! Pre-snacks and a post race BBQ make it a slam dunk family affair. Look for special giveaways as well as fun activities to make a day of it for the whole family.
While some will be competing for the chance to compete at the 2018 Energy Race in Rio de Janeiro, I’m just looking forward to nourishing a young runner into a lifetime of do-gooding, and helping those in need get a square meal. Hope to see you guys at the start line! For more info about the Global Energy Race By Dempster’s and to sign up, check out this website and follow @GlobalEnergyRun #RunWithUs for up to the minute race action.
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