One of the things I'm always preaching to my runners is the need to be aware and "tuned in" while running. Aside from the safety issue, it's one of the reasons why I generally don't love folks running with headphones. Well, here's a chance to see how well you've been listening to your body. Our friends at JackRabbit are putting on a novel race on Tuesday April 13th at 7pm. This race will not be won by the
fastest runner, but by the person who knows themselves best. When you
register, you need to predict your finishing time. The race will be
chip timed, but there will be no clocks on the course and runners are not
allowed to wear watches, plus presumably iPods will be banned as well since they can be used for timing. After the race, you’ll see what your actual
finish time was and just how close you came. The people that are
closest to their predicted times win.
this race is not about speed, they will not have separate categories for
men & women or different age groups. Instead, the top 5 most
accurate runners will win a $30 coupon to JackRabbit, the next 10 most
accurate will win a $20 coupon, and the next 10 most accurate will win
a $10 coupon. Winners will receive coupons via email or as a store
credit. Proceeds from the race and put them towards a project in Prospect Park
that will benefit the running community.
race will begin and end at the Bartel Prichard lot at the intersection
of 15th St and Prospect Park West in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m. Please
plan to arrive no later than 6:45p. Bag drop will be provided. The
start is very close to the F train stop at Prospect Park. The race
course will be approximately one loop of the park.
race is capped at 400 registrants. Online registration will end at
5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th or when the race is full. Online
registration is $20 at www.jackrabbitsports.com/anyonecanwin.