ABC Run/Walk #120 was hosted by Meryl & Mike Brown on July 17. An awesome $2,000 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the generosity of 29 attendees plus 14 runners that could not make it but donated anyway. The donations will help members of the “We got the runs” team meet or exceed their fund-raising goals. More importantly, the donations help kids by helping St. Jude provide free lifesaving care and also helping St. Jude continue its groundbreaking research.
The venue was great: nice location, home, backyard, and pool. The weather was good for running but a storm blew in to end my plans to hop in the pool after eating and socializing.
The course was a relatively ordinary adventure heading West on the Constitution Trail to the Audubon Gardens (2.5 miles from Meryl’s home). The menu was really great. Sorry I was so busy eating that I didn’t catch the names of all the food providers. Thanks to Meryl & Mike Brown for hosting and all who provided additional food.
There were two special events at this run. One was the awarding of the traveling “ABC Top Dog” trophy to Melinda Cheek for her great support for ABC runs throughout the years. The second was having the opportunity to wish Kelly & Keith Bowers well as they move to Memphis. We will miss them greatly but look forward to seeing them now and then either here or in Memphis. You know, that Memphis Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K is a nice event.
We’ve held a total of fourteen ABC runs for St. Jude and the total of those runs is $16,367. Thanks so much to everyone for all of your support!