You’re running schedule is a bit sporadic but you could run a 5K pretty much any weekend you wanted. It might not be fast and it might not be pretty, but you could do it.

The thought of doing a “big race” keeps swimming around in your head. A few years ago you ran a half-marathon but that was before joining the management team at work and becoming the treasurer of your neighborhood association. That was before kids, community and mentoring filled up your days. You’re not sure you could, or even want, to dedicate that much time to training again.

Yet something makes you want to kick it up a notch. You need a new goal. Your body wants to feel challenged; it’s yearning to move more. Just not more than your overloaded schedule can take.

Ready to find your running Middle Ground? It’s time to train for and run a 10K.

My first 10K was the Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 event. I chose it for two reasons: I could do it when and where I wanted and it was a simple way to help feed people in need. It was the perfect way for this non-competitive introvert check to off an item on my 100 Dreams List.

Now I want to do it again because I need a new goal. I also feel the need now more than ever to make my corner of the world better. I also don’t want to do it alone. I want to get out of my comfort zone and connect. I want this run to truly be about COMMUNITY. I want this run to be about helping each other do what we think we can’t do and creating connection towards a common goal. I want you to join my team and run the Run 10 Feed 10 with me.

What is Run 10 Feed 10?

The Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 event is not just about running a race; it’s also about doing something meaningful.

RUN 10 FEED 10 started in 2012 with the hope of raising money and awareness for the dire hunger problem in America. The concept was a simple one. RUN a 10K and FEED 10 hungry people in your hometown. In 5 years, you’ve helped us to raise enough money to provide 5 million meals to Americans in need. We’re facing the challenge and looking to provide relief to those in need again in 2017; the road to a happy, healthy community starts with you.

Simply put when you run 10 kilometers you’ll feed 10 people.

All you have to do is run a 10k (6.2 miles for those of us who don’t use the metric system). You can run those 6.2 miles on any date or in any place you wish. It’s truly your race and your pace.

But, if you’re willing, we can do better. We can form a running sisterhood. As a Women’s Health Action Hero (can’t you see my cape?) I am hosting my own special running event and training team. I want you to be a part of my tribe, whether you choose to run with me in person or run with me in spirit.

How to be part of the Run10 417 Team

You can be a hero too and join my team, Run10 417. It’s a very easy process, no matter where you live. Here’s how to join.

  1. Go to the Run 10 Feed 10 – Run Your Own page. Under REGISTRATION click the red CLICK HERE button.
  2. You’ll be taken to the Eventbright page for the Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 event. (Ignore the April Date!) Click on the green REGISTER button.
  3. There will be a box that asks you to choose GROUP or INDIVIDUAL. Choose GROUP and type in Run10 417 in the search box to join my team. You’ll be asked for a password (which is Run417).
  4. You’ll see a box asking you to Select Ticket for Run10 417. Bonus! You can use my code to get $5 off your registration fee. Click on ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE and enter code R10HERNANDEZ for your $5 discount. Hit APPLY to apply the discount code.
  5. Hit the green CHECKOUT button to complete the registration.
  6. You’ll be asked to set up a fundraising page. SKIP THIS STEP (for now.)
  7. After you’ve registered email me your confirmation and I’ll send you an invention to join my private Run10 417 Facebook group. That is where you’ll find out how to start fundraising (if you wish), where I’m running my 10K on October 22, get training tips and connect with other runners. If you’re not able to physically run with me that is OK! I would love it if you could do your run the same day or even the same weekend so we can celebrate together. (Local runners will get invited to some special pre-run festivities!)

How to support to Run10 417

I completely understand if you’re not a runner. For a long time I wasn’t either. That doesn’t mean you can’t help be a hero and help those in need. You can still help the cause by making a small donation to our team. Click here for our team fundraising page on Crowdrise to help the Run10 417 team achieve it’s goal of $417. Every dollar adds up, so no donation is too small. I’m going to challenge you to brown bag lunch instead of going out or to drink the office coffee instead of stopping for a latte for just one day. Donate the money you would have spent to help us feed someone else. You probably won’t miss skipping Taco Tuesday but you’ll do something that really matters to someone in your hometown.

October 22 will be here before you know it. Join me now and let’s start training!




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