PECW: Dream Big 5k

PECW (Positive Essex Comment of the Week): No one got lost on my corner during the Dream Big 5k!

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Over the years, I’ve done many a road race or triathlon. These things don’t happen without volunteers. I make it a habit to thank the volunteers as I run or ride by; but now that I’m mostly retired, it feels good to give back.

The Dream Big 5k is my kind of race: flat and fast, near home, and for a good cause. The race is a fundraiser for EDD Adaptive Sports: an org created to honor the legacy of the untimely death of Eric Dettenrieder. Eric is the son an Essex Rotarian.

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The other thing I like about this race is the Rotary Club of Essex connection. Rotary is a service organization. As such, we focus on giving back: doing things not just talking about them. This appeals to my Engineer brain.

Lots of Rotarians out on the course yesterday, serving the community! The ~70 folks seemed to have a good time as they ran past me. And proceeds went to EDD Adaptive Sports.

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