I do a lot of racing during the year. I love to run races, but I also like to be in charge. So once a year my two favorite things come together in the Wa Wa Wally Waddle 5k (wwww5k). I get to run every aspect of the race, from finding volunteers to designing the course and the t-shirt. While credit to the Wally Waddle Turtle goes to Karyn I at least get to pick the colors and the font. This year it is a white on purple design, because we could all use a little more purple in our lives (yes it was brown earlier but I don’t have as much say as I like to pretend and I was told in no uncertian terms that shit color shirts were not acceptable).
The wwww5k is in its 3rd year, and continues to grown in both participation and sponsorship. We expect to have about 200 runners this year and are on track to raise $4000 for YMCA Camp Segowea. All proceeds from the wwww5k go toward providing scholarships to children in the Hudson Valley who would not otherwise be able to attend summer camp. For a great write-up about our race and our camp check out today’s Poughkeepsie Journal (our mention is on page 2 of the article).
While I do not get to run in the race, Roadkill Racing still is well represented. Mike Insler has won the first 2 years and he is going for the 3peat this year. At the Waddle runners aren’t competing for some crappy medal, or worthless rectangular pieces of green paper… oh no they are competing for Pie! Which as everyone knows is the next best thing to winning beer. Age group winners receive a fresh baked pie, overall male and female winners receive a pie and a bottle of wine with hand painted wine glasses. Nothing says victory like pie and booze.
If you are going to be in the Poughkeepsie area on May 13th come race for some pie.