Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

I ran a virtual 5K to support Wicomico’s frontline employees — and you can, too

On Wednesday, April 8, I set out for my first 5K for speed since September. But the pace didn’t really matter — what mattered was logging the 3.1 miles that would help get a meal to a frontline employee in Wicomico County. Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, where I work, partnered with Amerigroup and the … More I ran a virtual 5K to support Wicomico’s frontline employees — and you can, too

I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing

I headed to the start line for a 5K on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. Over the course of twenty-four hours, I’d head back to that start line nine more times. I participated in the first-ever Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks on Sept. 20-21. The event was a partnership between Wicomico … More I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing

Want to race me as a chicken? Run the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk!

For the second year, I’ll be dressing up as a chicken to take part in the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk at the Wicomico County Fair. Most participants are encouraged to dress up in farmer or egg costumes, but I’m one of the chickens that people will be chasing during the run. I did … More Want to race me as a chicken? Run the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk!

Twenty-four hours of 5Ks are coming to Wicomico County — join us for another training run this week

Through my job at Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, I get to be part of marketing an exciting new event coming to Pemberton Historical Park this September. It’s the Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks, which will consist of 24 5Ks, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The event will continue until the … More Twenty-four hours of 5Ks are coming to Wicomico County — join us for another training run this week

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’

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!’