|After crossing my very first finish line!|
I chose the BWC because I heard it was such a great race. This race is known for having an awesome shirt and the best goody bag around. The entry fee is reasonable at around $30-$35, with most of that going to gynecological cancer research. The biggest draw for me was that is this an all women race--no boys allowed! That made me feel so much less intimidated.
When the light bulb went off in my head, the idea that I was going to become a runner--the thought included one race. My reason for becoming a runner had one singular goal--the Princess Half. I sort of thought that the Princess Half would be my one and only, my main event. I did a few smaller races to get over any prerace jitters, but I never thought they would be something I was doing year after year.
The BWC was my favorite training race. It's women centered, its run along the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor, the swag is unbeatable--and it was my first. It will always have a special place in my heart. I can't wait to run the race for many, many years to come. That is not something I would have said two years ago.
What was your first race? How did you choose it? Does it hold a special place in your heart?
A dream is a wish...