Last year, I was lucky enough to be included as a Blogger Ambassador for the inaugural 2012 Surrey International Music Marathon where both mom and I ran the half marathon. This race holds a very special place for me for multiple reasons :
- it was the first half marathon I’ve ever run solely for fun, without any time pressures or stresses, and I absolutely loved the race, and came out with a great time, a PR at the time!
- it was my mom’s first ever half marathon! And she killlllled it!
- it was the race where I met Nikki in person, which started our twitter to real life friendship
Other than these personal reasons, the race itself was very convenient via skytrain for my family, my Dad was able to run the 5km race, and overall it was a great event. The crowd support lining the streets was surprising and very uplifting and inspiring for me.
Recently, I was asked to come back for a 2nd year of the event, and I wasn’t sure if the race really fit into my calendar.
So, what’d I say?
Yes, of course! Even though I’ll be running mainly on trails this summer, this event was so much fun last year, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be involved again.
I’ll be running the half again this year, and if you’re looking for a local half or full marathon at the end of September, keep this in mind! All information on registering can be found here.
The reason I’m telling you this now, so far in advance, is that the marathon is actually holding a kick off to summer event tomorrow morning which includes free fitness classes, free breakfast, an appearance from Trever Linden, AND registration discounts for participants!!
All the details for tomorrow can be found here.
If you’re interested, you can read mine and mom’s race recaps from last year.
Is anyone else running the Surrey International Music Marathon in 2013?? Thinking about it??