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GEF Light the Way 5K

The Gilchrist Educational Foundation had about 300 runners and walkers in their 2nd annual Light the Way 5K race this morning. The weather was cool and foggy which made it very nice for running. I walked the 5K rather briskly while pushing both boys in the stroller and “Team Leucht” completed it in about 46 and a half minutes I’m happy with that time since it was about 5 minutes faster than my walking time in last year’s race.
Complete race results can be found here at the Running Zone website (link no longer works).


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Run (or walk) for a good cause!

Attention anyone who lives in East-Central Florida! The Gilchrist Education Foundation (GEF) will be hosting the 2nd annual Light the Way 5K. If you are not familiar with GEF, it is a non-profit foundation that raises money to provide scholarships to children who desire to attend Christian schools in North Brevard County.

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.Light the Way 5K logo

The date for the race is January 19, 2008. This event is a run/walk event and even though it is a part of the Titusville race series, GEF considers it a family event and goes out of their way to make it a great time for both adults and little ones. So if you can’t run, come out and walk with your family. Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to join you. I wrote about our family’s great experience at the 1st annual Light the Way 5K earlier this year on leucht.com and also included a couple photos from the event:

.Leucht family blog entry from 2007 race

If you are the one saying, “I can’t run or walk 5K” then there are other ways that you can help. The race committee is in need of 20-25 volunteers for the day of the race. They need help with parking, water stations, registration, etc. So if you are not interested in running/walking, but would be available to help on the day of the race, please contact myself or Samantha using the “email us” form on this website!

There is an additional way that runners and walkers can help raise more funds this year, by getting friends, co-workers and family members to sponsor you in the race. Although it is not required, it is a simple way to raise an extra $10, $15, $25 or let’s think big $100 for the foundation. The sponsor form can be downloaded from the GEF website.

All of the race and registration information can be found on the web at www.gilchristfoundation.org So don’t delay… sign up today!!!

My first 5K run: KSC InterCenter Run

This evening I ran my first 5K race. I’m not counting the one in January where Sam and I walked and pushed both boys in their umbrella strollers. This time I actually ran. 🙂 I guess I performed okay for my first race. I wasn’t studying the clock when I finished … guess I was just happy to finish … but a couple coworkers who were paying more attention than I was told me that I was somewhere in the neighborhood of 32 minutes.

Below is a poor quality photo from my cell phone. It was pretty hot and sunny and also very humid during the race, which started at 5PM. There was a pretty good turnout of KSC employees … probably around 400 people. They had choices of a 2 mile, a 5K, or a 10K. It was a well organized race and I definitely plan to do it again next year.

. Kurt after his first 5K race

September 27th update: The official race results are in and I came in 115th out of 149 runners in the 5K race with an official time of 33:00.17. I’m happy being in the front of the last quarter of the participants for my first race. My goal for my next race will be to be smack in the middle of the whole crowd.

There were 330 total participants between all the different race choices: 71 in the 2 mile walk, 58 in the 2 mile run, 149 in the 5K run, 48 in the 10K run, and 4 rollerblade entries.