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The 2013 Santa Pur-suit

November 5, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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I’ve decided to add an 11th race to my 2013 season… ya know, ’cause I’m a bit crazy like that.  But seriously, how could I pass this up?!?

The 2013 Santa Pur-suit

  • A 5k run, marketed as a family fun run (though with chip timing).
  • All entrants receive a Santa Suit as part of their entry fee, which must be worn during the event
  • Funds raised benefit the YMCAs of Waterloo Region, which I’m totally on board with supporting!

Seriously!!!  Who can pass up the opportunity to run a 5k race IN A SANTA SUIT… WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER SANTAS!!!

If this isn’t the perfect ending to a race season, I don’t know what is!!

If you’re local (or feel like being local to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, for a weekend on December 7th) you should totally run with us.  It looks like a great, fun, family event regardless of ability.  Or at the very least come cheer us on as hundreds of Santas take to the streets!!

If you’re less local (or hell, even if you are local), and want to pledge my run in support of the YMCA, you can visit this link > Click on ‘Pledge a Participant’ > search for myself (or my wife, who’s also running) by name).

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In other racing news, this past weekend I ran the Hamilton Road2Hope 10k.  I didn’t do a pre or post race report… mostly because I was lazy… so sneaking in a quick recap here.

It was wet.  It was wet and cold and pretty utterly miserable.

That said, we had a really great time!  I ran with my wife, my cousin, and my wife’s friend from her school (and her husband and even her 3yr old son, who signed up for the 1k kids run!!).  We had a full on team representing.  And even in spite of Saturday morning’s heavy, driving, cold rain we ran.  And I even did pretty good, conditions considering: 1:03:46.  That’s 1min05sec off my 10k PB (which was done on a course 100% downhill – this race was elevation neutral) and 6 minutes faster than my time in the same race last year.  I’m pretty happy with that.

It was actually the first time I’ve raced the same race, on the same course, for a second time.  A perfect opportunity to measure progress relative to last year.  Not factoring for weather (as I recall last year may have been a few degrees colder, but it was dry and sunny and those make a big difference), I’ve managed to drop 6 minutes (or 8%) off my 10k run time in the past year.  I don’t think that’s too bad at all!

Now everyone’s caught up on my recent race news (both past and future).  Anyone else have any fun races lined up to finish off 2013?

Anyone want to come do a 5k race in a Santa Suit with us?  You know you want to…


  1. November 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks Dave for the kind words and your support of YMCA! We’ll be in touch!

  2. November 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Dude, I would run in a Santa suit. Sounds like a blast.

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