|Running, Santa style|
Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run this spring in DC. It's capped at 15,000 participants, so they do a lottery system to give a fair shot at running. They also do a "team" system allowing you to register a group together so you can have an "all in or noone in" so you don't have to worry about running alone if you want to run with someone. It doesn't increase your odds of getting in, but sounds like a nice system. They also do the registration in tiers. You can pay for the race fee, add the shirt, make it a tech shirt, add a medal, all a la carte, allowing you to keep the cost down if you want, or add it all in and still be comparable to other race fees for everything. So far, one of my coworkers has joined in for signing up for the race. If you're interested, let me know and I'll give you the team name. Or if you want to register yourself, just go to http://www.cherryblossom.org/ Just register before December 13th to be eligible. I think it'll be a good run to do. It's DC, so it'll be nice and flat and it'll be hard to beat the view of running through the cherry blossoms. I've gone into DC for them before and they are beautiful.
Image credits: christmastowndash.com, cherryblossom.org