Scotland Run 10K in Central Park: Team MetaFilter
posted February 27, 2013 9:49 AM RSS | iCal | +googleCal
Sat April 6 at 7:30 AM, Central Park
As part of this year's Tartan Week, NYC will hold the 10K Scotland Run in Central Park on April 6th at 8 AM. Registration is $37 and may be done here
, and kilts are encouraged but not necessary. 10K is about 6.2 miles, or: twice as long as a 5K. Can you do this? Yes. Can you run or walk this? Yes. I believe in you.
The run starts at 8 AM, at Central Park's West Drive, near 62nd Street. So let's meet between 7:30 and 7:45 at the USS Maine monument, that big-ass statue-monolith-thing that faces Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. I will be holding up a big sign that says "MetaFilter" so strangers/lurkers/well-wishers can recognize the group.
At 7:45 PRECISELY, we can all mosey over to the bag-storage area and put our stuff down with the sign, then mosey over to the starting line. When we're done running, we can all mosey back over to the sign at the bag-storage area and give each other high-fives. (NOTE: though there is an area for storing personal items, security ain't too tight, so you may want to keep phones/wallets on your person; the storage area's more appropriate for, like, a change of clothes or summat.)
Depending on who comes, how many people, what people got goin' on, maybe we could follow the run with a brunch; I know that after completing the run last year, I thought to myself, "Ahhhh... my lungs are full of fresh air, my blood is pumping, and I feel vivacious.. I sure could go for a beer right about now." But we will leave brunch plans up in the air for the moment!
If you're in, then please go register! At some point in the registration process, they will ask if you're part of a "team". YES YOU ARE, BROTHER/SISTER. You can select team name: "MetaFilter"! Does that mean we're going to be competitive? Does that mean we're going to DOMINATE? Oh my no; this is not a race, you guys, we're just here to have fun, good hustle good hustle, you know I came to teach you kids but in the end I think YOU'RE the ones who taught ME a little something about life and that's a lesson I won't EVER FORGET
Out-of-towners are encouraged too! We love you all!