For my fifth race of 2018 I participated in the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k for the third 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.
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 $60,000!
I ran into my friend Meghan (two Meghans are better than 1) 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.
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 just have to make sure that I stick with it!
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!