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Our Favorite Races: Malta 5K

By Lifeasarunningmom @RunningMom6
Recently I posted about My Favorite Races. Today it is time to read about some races I have never done but others recommended!
This race was recommended by John Schuerzinger.
Race: Malta 5K
Distance: 5K
Where: Malta, NY
When: early September
Reasons given for the recommendation:
This is a new but growing race. In its 4th year this past September, participation grew from 400 runners to 600 runners. This is a great race for someone looking to run their first 5K. It is mostly flat with a few hills to keep things challenging. The race is closed to traffic. There are no medals but for $25 you get a nice technical shirt.
John added that there are three other reasons he really likes this race.
  1. It was his first race ever. You always remember your first!
  2. It was on the one-year anniversary of the day he reached his ideal weight after dropping 68 pounds and being overweight for all 25 years of his adult life. (congrats John!)
  3. He had a goal of finishing under 30 minutes and smashed that with a time of 27:14! (great job John!)
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the power of prayer.
Daily Affirmation: My mind is open.

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