Today I ran the 10th annual Safe Harbors of the Hudson 5k race! It was a chilly windy morning but it felt great once the race got underway.
This race supports Safe Harbor’s mission which is, “Transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts”. To read more about Safe Harbor’s work in the Newburgh Community check out the link provided…. http://www.safe-harbors.org/about-us/
When I read about this race last year I knew I wanted to participate in this event, but unfortunately the timing was off so I was set on making it happen this time around! This course lends beautiful views of the Hudson River- this plus the great cause it supports encouraged me to be a part of today’s event.
Running along side such an intricate part of history is both awe inspiring and thrilling. I hope the richness this valley and river has brought from the past continues to be a motivating factor in restoring it to it’s fullest potential for the future.
There were runners of all ages and stages involved in today’s event, including a 70 year old woman who completed the three mile run in just 35 minutes! Kudos to her; I sure hope I will be able to do the same when I reach her age!
I want to encourage you to find something in your life that makes you smile, that helps others, and helps to inspire and encourage others in a positive way~