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!’

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

Sneakers & Creepers 5K a fun, free way to get in the Halloween spirit

Follow @vanessajunkin From a Fork in the Road to a Basket of Deplorables to a Rubik’s Cube, there were plenty of creative costumes at the Sneakers & Creepers 5K this morning. The annual free race, hosted by Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, brought plenty of runners out, many of whom were dressed in different kinds of costumes. … More Sneakers & Creepers 5K a fun, free way to get in the Halloween spirit

Pemberton Half Marathon not my fastest, but still a lot of fun

Follow @vanessajunkin It had been five months since I’d run a half marathon, and that one, I ran as a pacer. But I needed a long run to kick off my marathon training, and of course — I’m a runner — the Pemberton Half Marathon sounded like a fun thing to do on a Saturday morning. … More Pemberton Half Marathon not my fastest, but still a lot of fun

Salisbury Fire Department Downtown 5K Fun Run a hot but nice event

Follow @VanessaJunkin I went into the Salisbury Fire Department Downtown 5K Fun Run with a loose goal in mind. The Olympic women’s 10K took place the previous day. The winner ran a 10K in 29:17. When I saw the time come across on Twitter, I was thinking (and tweeted) that it was actually pretty close to … More Salisbury Fire Department Downtown 5K Fun Run a hot but nice event

Fastest mile of 2016 (so far) at the All-Comers Track Meet

  Follow @VanessaJunkin This is my third year competing in the summer All-Comers Track Meets, and these meets are events I look forward to. The 1600-meter, or the mile, is my event of choice at the free and open-to-the-public track meets at Wicomico County Stadium in Salisbury. It’s the longest event offered, and I’m certainly not … More Fastest mile of 2016 (so far) at the All-Comers Track Meet