20150319

American Fork Canyon Half-Marathon and 5k

I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with cancer. It's not one of those cancer's that's easy to beat. We're all hoping for the best for him and his family.

He posted on facebook the other day about running the American Fork Canyon Half-Marathon and I decided that it would be a good race for me to run to show my support.

I'm now signed up and committed to running in this race. The race takes place in the beautiful town of American Fork, Utah and starts up the canyon and ends in town. The downhill race makes me hopeful that maybe I can get a PR out of it. My reluctance to pay for a half has resulted in me not often trying to get the best time in that distance so I'm looking forward to doing it and hopefully finishing well below the 90 minute mark.

While anyone can support a good cause without running at all, events like this help raise money for people diagnosed with cancer while also giving people a little return on their donation in the form of a well organized race with lots of support and goodies for the runners.