Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run a lot of races, but before last weekend, I’d never done one in a chicken costume. The Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of the Wicomico County Fair at WinterPlace Park. I work for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, which partnered with … More Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’

A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap

Follow @vanessajunkin One of the signs at the Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K read, “Run Like You Stole It! But don’t steal, because that’s bad!” The 5K course, held last Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Salisbury City Park as part of National Night Out, was filled with fun motivational signs. I appreciated them, and … More A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap

Chase the Chicken 3K: Looking forward to being a ‘chicken!’

Follow @vanessajunkin Cluck! Cluck! The Wicomico County Fair is getting a fun new addition with the inaugural Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk. And I get to have a fun role at this race — as one of the two “chickens” runners will be aiming to beat! When I’m not a runner — or a … More Chase the Chicken 3K: Looking forward to being a ‘chicken!’

Tim Kennard River Run: A fun community atmosphere and a successful finish

Follow @vanessajunkin I showed up at Sunday’s Tim Kennard River Run in my short-sleeved Eastern Shore Running Club shirt and shorts, and I’m sure there were people who thought I was crazy for wearing that. But it worked for me, and I had a good race. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I always … More Tim Kennard River Run: A fun community atmosphere and a successful finish

Sign up for this Thanksgiving’s Turkey Trek 5K

What better way to start Thanksgiving than with running and eating pie? Sign up for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism’s ninth annual Turkey Trek 5K, and you can do just that. I am the assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, so it’s my job to promote … More Sign up for this Thanksgiving’s Turkey Trek 5K

UPDATE – RACE CANCELED: BIG ambassador news — and save $5 on the BIG 5K in Salisbury!

UPDATE 9/18/17: This race has been canceled. This is the statement from Big Brothers Big Sisters that I received in my email on Friday: “Due to unforseen complications, we have canceled this year’s BIG 5k. Your registration fees will be refunded. Please reach out to us via email at info@shorebiglittle.org to process your refund. We sincerely thank you for … More UPDATE – RACE CANCELED: BIG ambassador news — and save $5 on the BIG 5K in Salisbury!

Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s

I run several races year after year, so it’s fun to be able to compare times on the same course. Earlier this month, I ran the Summer Cross Country 5K Series race at WinterPlace Park, where I ran the course 14 seconds faster than last year. In the past, there have been two or three … More Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s