ATF Run – 5k

A few weeks ago I signed up for a 5k run/walk event called ATF – which to be honest when I saw it online randomly a month ago, I had no idea what ATF even stood for.  I later found out it’s for ‘Apple Tree Foundation’ which is a non-profit organization that supports a local Rehabilitation Centre.

The registration fee was $25 – $30 depending on when you register  and open to all ages and abilities {fantastic}. It’s actually taking place 7 minutes from my house. Why 7 minutes? Because it’s located right beside the Fire Hall where my husband is a volunteer 😉 so he know’s how long it takes to drive there.

I signed up by myself and am completely unsure how many people will be at this event. When I registered she said she had a handful of people but more were interested. We’ll see how it goes, I’m kinda nervous!

After checking the weather report for Sunday morning…….

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

…….I got “Flat Piper” all ready to go!!!

Flat Piper

Flat Piper

Yes, 3 degrees celsius (feels like -1 c)…out came the running gloves, winter hat and my long warmer running pants plus a few layers of clothing. It’s hard to know how to dress for such temperatures SO late in April….April 27th to be exact! It really shouldn’t be this cold right now.

Anyway, I’m all ready to go…planning on a little 1-2k on “The Beast” (treadmill) to warm up my legs before I go and then take my 7 minute drive to the event. I do know it’s a timed event so I may get an official time out of it – don’t worry….just in case, I’m bringing my bestie with me….Green Garmin’s coming along for the ride!.

Wish me luck…..as I’ve scheduled this to post right at the start of my run! So, really……..I’m running right …. NOW!

Anyone running today? Training or race?

Do you get your clothes ready the night before or leave it to the last minute?

Ever sign up for a run and have no idea what to expect? (Number of runners/walkers, the route etc).

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9 thoughts on “ATF Run – 5k

  1. Good luck! No run for me today, just a spin class to shake out my legs post long run yesterday. I try to get my clothes ready the night before a race, but it typically doesn’t actually happen until the morning of.

  2. This is the first all month I haven’t raced and I’m having major race envy:( but I did clock a 15 mile run:) BONUS!

    If I’m racing I get my stuff ready the night before… It’s kind of a superstitious thing…

    Most of the races I have done I wasn’t sure what to expect… Honestly, some times it’s for the best… Gives u less to analyze! Can’t wait to hear how you did:)

  3. Pingback: Apple Tree Foundation 5k Recap | Piper's Run

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