That’s the question Mizuno asked in its latest promotional campaign. It commissioned a study to determine what the monetary and health benefits would be.
All I know is that if everybody ran it would be awfully crowded on the streets.
If you’re in or near Omaha or Des Moines this month, you can join in the fun at the Leprechaun Chase 10K. The concept is simple:
Starting in the first wave, the ladies will get a 5 ½ minute head start before the guy’s “chaser wave” begins. The lasses and lads run through a scenic and varied 10k course complete with water stations, enthusiastic crowd support and kilt-wearing bagpipers. If a lass crosses the finish line first, all of the ladies get a free drink at the after party. If a guy wins, all of the lads get a free drink at the after party.
So you chase women for about an hour and then drink a lot of beer. Sounds like a typical Saturday night for most dudes. Here’s the promotional video.
I’ve heard runners complain that many large road races are turning into a circus, but the Newport Half Marathon in Wales embraced the idea and had circus performers entertain the runners along the course. Pictured is Adie Delaney of the NoFit State circus.
By now you have seen this heartwarming video of runners during an 8K in San Jose, California, greeting and thanking uniformed 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell.
As great as that was, I wanted to make sure you also knew about another WWII vet, 90-year-old Ernie Andrus, who set off from San Diego last year and is running across the United States to raise money to take a restored landing craft back to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019.
The most recent newspaper report had Ernie running through Yuma, Arizona, and gives his contact information if you want to join him on a run as he comes through your area.
Their form is OK, but Biden looked like he needed some Obamacare after his jog.