Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

I am the executive director of the Logan County Humane Society. This Saturday is our 2nd annual 5K Run and Pet Walk. So this week is busy with everything from getting T-shirts printed to painting the route on the streets. Not to mention all the silent auction donations and .... (If you want to sleep in for the animals and get a T-shirt or make a donation, you can sign up on our website.)

Last year was the first year and we had about a 100 participants. We have already almost tripled the corporate sponsorship this year, so it will be interesting to see the participant turn out. It is one of the more amusing factoids that there are certain characteristics in how people sign up for such events. Females tend to sign up early for the pet walk. Males and 5K runners tend to wait until the night before and/or day of the event to sign up. (I assume they are checking the weather forecast.) Thus the planning is always a bit up in the air as we wait on pins and needles. You never want to be short of coffee and donuts for a crowd of animal people. {*grin*}

One of the fun aspects is painting the streets to mark the route. We use a bright pink paint and, as I once said to a colleague, when else do you get to vandalize the city streets for a good cause. Three of us will get together Friday afternoon to walk the course, marking and measuring via a GPS unit. (Nothing makes 5K enthusiasts more upset than a course that isn't exactly 5K. Many of them seem to lack a sense of humor about that. {*grin*})

I'll leave you with our logo for this year:


  1. As a new 5Ker, I can say- yes get that route measured EXACTLY right!

  2. Oh and by the way, my URL has changed from (dot)net. I am now myfourboys.com. :)

  3. Dan, I hope it goes very well for you. I love all of the things you are involved in. You never cease to amaze me : ) Wishing you beautiful weather and many participants! Such a good cause.

  4. Sounds like you'll have exciting Saturday. Next to being exactly 5K I imagine people are kind of hot over their finishing order. Good luck!

  5. Sounds like you're going to have quite a fun weekend with this charity (aside from all the work involved) At least the weather should be pleasant for the 5k run, right?


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