upcoming race: Midnight Mission 5k/10k

8 Jun

Hi party people!

I wanted to share an upcoming race with you guys and encourage you to run it with me.  I’ll be running the 10k, and it supports a cause that is close to my heart.

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The Midnight Mission 5k/10k takes place on June 22 at 8 a.m., in Oak Grove Park in La Cañada Flintridge  to raise awareness of homelessness in Southern CA and to advance health and wellness programs as the Midnight Mission commemorates its 100-year anniversary.

The Midnight Mission is a human services organization in downtown Los Angeles‘ skid row. The organization provides basic subsistence to the region’s needy, drug and alcohol recovery services, “safe sleep” programs, educational training, a mobile kitchen, and family housing with an emphasis on developing self-sufficiency.

One major aspect of the Midnight Mission’s health and wellness programs is its Running Club, led by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell.  Mitchell started a running club in 2012 and since then, has mentored Midnight’s residents on their road to recovery.  You may remember reading about Judge Mitchell during last year’s marathon.

This year, nine Midnight Runners completed the LA Marathon and will lead this year’s 5K/10K run/walk.

I ran this race last year  (albeit at a different location) and was so honored and inspired after meeting Judge Craig Mitchell.  His ability to balance being a judge with mentoring and running with the men of the Midnight Mission was a huge inspiration for me personally to join Back on My Feet and find a small way to give back through a sport that is a major aspect of my life.

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My dad and me with Judge Craig Mitchell after the race last year.

I wanted to get the word out about this great event — who doesn’t love starting a Sunday with a little race action and support an amazing cause?

Click here to register.  It’s $40 for adults, but you can save $5 with coupon code MIDNIGHT.

Will I see you at The Midnight Mission 5k/10k?

What inspires you?

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2 Responses to “upcoming race: Midnight Mission 5k/10k”

  1. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. June 11, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    When I first saw “Midnight” I thought that meant the race started at midnight and I was like, “No way, I’ll be in bed then.” Haha, but 8 a.m. is much more doable. Thanks for sharing, this is a great cause!

    • Gillian @ That's G June 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

      Hahaha yeah a Midnight race would be a little intense, except for maybe during a Ragnar Relay!

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