For my third race of 2019 I participated in the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k for the fourth 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. I love participating in this race because it is for a great cause AND it is 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/walks 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.
I ran into my friend Meghan (two Meghans are better than 1) again this year before the race and we spent some time catching up which was great. She was walking while I was running, so we parted ways once the race started. The race is about a mile through Baldwin Park and then a loop around the lake. Its a nice course and the weather was pretty great this year.
I’m still not doing so great with my running, but I’m happy to say that I finished the race without any major issues. I’m bummed that even running a 5k is so hard but I know that it is going to take some time. I haven’t been running a whole lot and I’m still getting over this nasty cold (two weeks later). And let me tell you, running with a rubber ducky around your waist is a lot harder than you might think! But I’ve got BDR Orlando in two weeks and I’m just hoping that I’ll be breathing a bit better by then.
*Disclosure: I was given a complementary race entry and one to give away. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I love this race and was more than happy to post about it again this year!