Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So You Think You Can... Run?

Thank you so much for all of the Birthday wishes yesterday. I had a great day!



Back in July I mentioned an upcoming event in which I have been involved as Volunteer Coordinator. It's been a great experience so far being engaged behind the scenes. Run4Rett is this Saturday and I can't wait to see everything come together. We've had a tremendous turnout with more than 225 registered participants and another 200+ expected to sign up on race day.



We received some exciting news this week that Jean-Marc Genereux of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (who has also choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance [US]) will be joining us at the event to cut the 1K ribbon and kick off the festivities. Jean-Marc's daughter has Rett Syndrome and he was also able to make an appearance at last year's event. This year he will be bringing his family and playing a bigger role.

If anyone happens to be in the area (Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill) this weekend, drop by for some family fun and to participate in our 1K fun run/walk or timed 5K event and help raise funds and awareness for this important cause. The race kits were stuffed last week with an incredible selection of donations procured by my sister and I'm telling you, this will be one of the most loaded race kits you have ever seen!

30 comments:

Saface Macdonald said...

I cannot wait! It is going to be so exciting to see all yours and A's hard work pay off!

D10 said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great turnout and great event! I love SYTYCD. Very cool that Jean-Marc will be there.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

AWESOME! Sounds like a fabulous event, and if i was in town, I would have definitely come! Enjoy, and well done with your involvement!!

Vickie said...

Best of luck on your race and your volunteer efforts. While we runners always love a great race, it is a totally different perspective when you're involved in the behind-the-scenes of the race, and with runner input, it makes it a greater event!

happygoluckyalex said...

oh no! i am not in town!!!!
sounds like an awesome event, Marlene- can't wait to hear how it goes!

happygoluckyalex said...

oh no! i am not in town!!!!
sounds like an awesome event, Marlene- can't wait to hear how it goes!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Happy belated Birthday!

And it's cool that you're involved with this upcoming race from the other side...

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lindsay said...

very cool news!! hope the event goes well this weekend! i can't believe you were a volunteer coordinator AND training for a marathon at the same time - i've tried that before... maybe i just stunk at being a vol coordinator? ;)

Lily on the Road said...

Marlene, good for you, what a champion you are!

Wish I was closer, what day is it?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So cool!! Cant wait to hear how it all goes. It hink I would be a good race procurement person..I wonder if that career path would pay anything.. LOL!!

Marky Mark said...

Hiya-which aid station will you be at on Sunday btw (assuming I remember correctly and you will be out on the course)? And I agree re: SWTM vs. TGLM-something to keep in mind for next year. Even if you end up with a bad day for Toronto it isn't fatal as there still are Niagara and Hamilton to follow that you can switch to-Scotia is always too warm. Plus if you're doing the full you don't get the benefit of a separate start. At Toronto I think the full marathoners will be separated from the halvers due to a separate and later start such that they will run into stragglers in the half if any at all.

Rio Runs said...

Hope the event goes well this weekend! Sounds like a great event for a good cause. :)

Jess said...

Well, that's very cool!

joyRuN said...

Too awesome! I wish I lived closer - that race kit sounds incredibly tempting :)

Denise said...

Sounds like it's going to be great!! Have fun!!

unathleticrunner said...

Wishing you good weather! That is so cool! I think we need a reality show called, "so you think you can run!" lol funny stuff!

Lacey Nicole said...

wow that is awesome!!! i love so you think you can dance:) i really get sucked in.. they have some talent!!

macnic said...

Amazing! You have such a good heart. I'm running the zoo race per your reco on Sat, but I'll be wishing you and your race well!

Heather said...

What a great event - glad you could get involved.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

VERY COOL!!!

Jamie said...

sounds like a great event! hope everything goes smoothly race day!

Jocelyn said...

Damn it I missed your birthday. Happy late birthday! :) Hope you had a good one! Thats awesome about the event! very cool

trialsoftraining said...

Sounds like this will be a very successful event! It's gotta be interesting to be involved on the other side. When I start organizing a race (eventually...) I'll be asking You the questions ;) ha

J said...

Sounds like a great cause and fun race! Glad everything is coming together!!

Mama said...

Sounds like a great event!

MCM Mama

Marci said...

Marlene I hope everything goes well! I would totally come and volunteer or run, but I am going to the bike show that day. I hope it all goes well!

B.o.B. said...

Very cool of you to get involved in such a great charity event. Have fun and enjoy the rewards of your hard work.

Happy belated!

Irish Cream said...

Wow, this is just awesome! It must be so interesting to get involved behind the scenes. Makes me want to get involved in planning some kind of charity event! Good luck!

RunningLaur said...

Ok, so I know this doesn't have a lot to do with anything, but I just learned that in Canada you basically have a "Dancing with the Stars" (SYTYCD made me think of it) but it's figure skating and with old hockey players. And Tie Domi is on it. And some how I didn't know that it existed. And it's pretty much the best idea ever. You Canadians and your wonderful things!!