Saturday, October 22nd was the Believe in Tomorrow in 5k held at the Bayside Community in Selbyville. Despite the high winds, there was plenty of sunshine for the race. The Bayside community is one of my favorite local running places. The community offers great side walks, leading in many different directions with beautiful Ocean City views.
While the 5k did not run us out to the point, it did take us out to turn around at my favorite tree in the community. The large Magnolia is always so beautiful and I look forward to seeing it each run as corny as that sounds.
The race ended up having a total of 132 runners and walkers for the afternoon. The event supported The Believe in Tomorrow Foundation. This is truly an amazing foundation that is based out of the Baltimore but has two respite houses here at the beach. The foundation operates the largest pediatric respite program in the nation which is pretty awesome to think about. Through the foundation they offer hospital housing, respite housing and hand on adventures for critically ill children. If you want to learn more about the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation check out their website. They have opportunities to volunteer, donate or participate in many of their events throughout the year so be sure to check out their website at: www.believeintomorrow.org
The race started at 3:00pm and our group took a quick picture before we were all off and running! It was an out and back and went by fast with the few turns that the course took through the community. We also encountered some pretty brutal wind gusts but luckily they were short lived. My watch ended up only clocking 2.97, while most other girls GPS from their phones logged exactly 3.1 so not sure what was up with that.
Our Delmarva Moms Run This Town group did great in the awards ceremony bringing the overall female award by Faith and a sweep of the 30-39 age group by Lauren, Kelly and myself. The post race tent was filled with LOTS of great food (Fisher’s Pop Corn, multiple different kinds of wraps from the Penguin in Bethany Beach, and candy at the tables). It was such a well organized and thought out event that I was happy to be a part of.
This was my third time participating in this event for the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation and cannot wait to see how the event grows in the years to come!