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’
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!’
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
How awesome is it that I get to promote races as part of my job? I am the assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and one of our two 5Ks of the year — the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K — is coming up on Saturday. … More Join me at the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K on Saturday!
Once again, I get to promote a race for my job! The Turkey Trek 5K is coming up this Thursday — Thanksgiving. The race, at Pemberton Historical Park (5561 Plantation Lane, Salisbury) is hosted by Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and I am the assistant director of marketing and public relations for the department. I have volunteered … More Turkey Trek 5K is this Thursday!
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
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
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
Follow @vanessajunkin I returned to the track Friday night for the second All-Comers Track Meet of the summer. I again ran my usual race, the 1600-meters, and volunteered at the Eastern Shore Running Club water and Gatorade table. I saw the boy who I had been close to in the race last time, and he … More Another fun, successful 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