Amy Donaldson: Growing holiday races offer families the chance to create unique traditions
I have noticed a rise in races connected to or celebrating holidays, and I love the trend. My sister wants to try a new half marathon (Thankful 13) on Thanksgiving morning, and it has a 5K affiliated with it so the rest of my family could still participate. We also found a Santa Run in West Valley City the day after Thanksgiving, and we could think of no better way to kick off the Christmas season than running together while the rest of the world shops.
To be perfectly clear (i.e. honest), we're not a family who lives at the gym. We don't win the races we run, and we're usually more interested in dessert than the main course.
We are, however, a family that loves to play, to laugh and to make the most of the time we have together. And with so many races affiliated with holidays, we're finding more ways than ever to help each other, challenge each other and celebrate each other while making some pretty unique memories.
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