Marcia ran track in middle school, though she says she started running as an adult about eight months after having Amara. “I enjoyed running and wanted to lose the lingering baby weight,” she says. “Amara ran her first 5K, at the Fifth Third River Bank Run, at the age of 5. She wanted to be like mom!” In addition to running local 5Ks, Amara runs cross country.
Marcia and Amara are eager to to run the Gobble Wobble and say newcomers to the event won’t be disappointed.
“It’s a non-competitive, family-friendly race. All ages and levels are welcome. Push a stroller or have your dog on a leash,” Marcia says. “It’s well run, organized, and fun — we always have a great time.”
Amara offers this race tip: “Don’t try to run it like a 5K, because it’s not — it’s longer! Pace yourself and have fun with it.”
“I agree with her,” her mom adds. “And I love that all proceeds go to The Kid’s Food Basket. Getting a workout in before the big feast is always a good thing, too.”
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