For my second race of 2017 I participated in the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k for the second year in a row. This one-of-a-kind run/walk benefits United Against Poverty, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.
This race is just so much fun! The whole event is rubber ducky themed and you get a rubber ducky pool float with your registration. The idea is everyone runs the 5k wearing the rubber ducky float. The ducky float wasn’t the easiest thing to run in, but it was super cute and fun.
The race was sponsored by the Orlando Solar bears, so in addition to helping out with the race they also gave everyone tickets to a Solar Bears game. This year participants were able to pick between two games, which means more of a chance to go enjoy the game.
In addition to raising money through race registrations people were able to raise additional funds on their own or with a team. At the end of the day on Saturday they had raised over $48,000!
I loved being able to participate in a race that was fun and benefited a great cause again this year. I will definitely be doing this again next year!
And because runners are crazy people we didn’t stop with this race. We booked it over to Ten10 Brewing for the 1st Anniversary Ten10 Run Club fun run! We added on another 2 miles or so, then enjoyed some beermosas and donuts with our running buddies. What a fun way to start the weekend!