This past spring, I spent several months preparing & training for 3 running events in my life. I had the opportunity to partner with a local organization to manage and execute their 12th Annual 5K race, I signed up to participate and run in the 2016 Blue Cross Board Street 10 Miler and raised funds in support of the American Cancer Society for the 2nd year in a row, and I had the opportunity to work with a strong organization in managing their registration database for their 2nd Annual 5K race.
Planning and executing events, big or small, takes a lot of hard work and a village of many to execute. Whether you are organizing the event, participating in the event, or supporting the event – in order for that event to be successful you need a strong team of individuals working with you and supporting one another to make it a success:
- Hard work
- Double Checking
- Gaining Feedback
While I was training for my 10 miler, I have to admit this year, it was a task, and I really had to dig deep to take the time to get my long runs in before the race in order to feel prepared. Luckily I had a strong team of supporters to provide encouragement and to train with along the way. I am so happy that I have taken a liking to running and participating in events that surround the running world. I look forward to continuing to participate in local and national race events in the future and to continue to learn and grow from each one of them.
by Danielle Cleary, CMP