So yesterday I got some news that our nephew has scheduled their wedding for Nov. 9, 2013. I had planned to run the Savannah RnR Half Marathon on that date. Thus I will have to pass on this race for this year. So I had to scour the wire for a replacement race so I could keep on track to get my 50 half marathons in 50 states before I am 50 course of action. With some recommendations for my fellow Running of the Ears runners, I have made my choice.
I have decided to run the Run for the Dream Half Marathon in Colonial Williamsburg, VA on June 2, 2013. On the first weekend of June 2013, An Achievable Dream and Colonial Williamsburg will host the 3rd annual Run for the Dream in Williamsburg, Virginia. Saturday is Armed Forces Day and will begin with the Fit to Run, Fit to Dream 8K Run/Walk honoring Wounded Warriors. Sunday is the main event — the Run for the Dream Half Marathon.
Both races will start on the campus of the College of William & Mary, wind through the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, and finish at William & Mary’s Zable Stadium. The half marathon route will take runners down the Colonial Parkway toward Jamestown before returning to the City of Williamsburg and the Historic Area.
Proceeds from the Run for the Dream will go to An Achievable Dream, a nationally recognized K-12 school dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, and that education can break the cycle of poverty. The race will also benefit the Wounded Warriors Programs, dedicated to assisting and advocating for the severely wounded, ill and injured members of the armed forces and for their families.
Here is a link to the course map.
I am really looking forward to this race. There will be a few fellow ROTE runners there to also meet up with!