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LUNA Chix Walk or Run for Fun Recap
Last week, the Boston Run LUNA Chix Team hosted our inaugural Walk or Run for Fun event in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA - and let me just tell you, it was a fantastic success! I hope the women that participated thought so too, but from the energy and excitement I saw radiating from the area, I believe that they did
Well, this was honestly such a cool experience to be a part of, the women were strong, energetic, and smiling the whole time! Unfortunately we had to turn down some on-site registrations, as this was a woman only event, but I am sure those guys understood
I got over to Cambridge Commons (right next to the center of Harvard Sq.) around 5:15ish, only to find there wasn’t much more to set up, just time to get the party started! You could see the LUNA tents and flags a couple of blocks away, (the bright turquoise/blue/yellows are hard to miss) and my excitement startled to really bubble. You see, I have been injured and this was the first time I was seeing a lot of these gals in almost a full month! It was also the first active event I was taking part in, in the past 3 or 4 weeks…so, as you could imagine, I was a little stoked.
There were two big tents for tasting and registration, a DJ from Mix 104.1 and a few “water” stations to mingle, and some changing tents (for the women to change into their Luna shirts - such a cool idea for a race/event) set up inside a large blue Luna fence. The Clifbar mobile was parked just off to the side and there were two porta potties right near (100 or so women for 2 1/2 hours? Necessities!). I quickly changed into my Team shirt and took a spot at the registration table, handing out shirts to all the participants (everyone was asked to wear theirs for the duration of the event, so we could tell who was with us) and helping check in everyone.
An exhilarating 1.5 miles (I always forget how tiring power walking can be!) and a few, errr, wrong turns later, we made it safely back to the Luna Lounge to enjoy some of Rob’s Swirl electrolyte enhanced water (same company that makes Pirates Booty…swoon), a cool down Yoga session, Luna bar sample bars, and a sweeeet goodie bag (many women won prizes, like a $30 gift certificate to Marathon Sports!). Since it is feeling a lot like fall, the darkness came a little early, and so the party wrapped up around 8:00 - but let me tell you, it was a goood time!
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