Friday Feature: You In? Come On, Let’s Run!

Half Marathon 2012 American Fork Canyon

This is one of my MOST FAVORITE Half Marathons!  I ran it last year and absolutely loved it.  I knew as soon as I was done running it that I would be back the next year.  Well, it’s the next year and I haven’t changed my mind!  I’ve already registered.

Now, I can’t register and participate in this run all by myself!  I’m a bit of a social person and would LOVE to have more of my friends join me in this endeavor.  I realize we all have different goals and paces, so we may not actually run it together.  BUT, we can go through a training schedule together (while we may not be running side-by-side it will still be nice to know that we have others participating in a similar training regiment), we can meet up and ride the buses together on race day, and we most certainly will meet up at the end of the race to give each other high-fives!

Let me just tell you that this coarse is a BEAUTIFUL course!  The first 7.5 miles is run down American Fork Canyon (one of my favorite canyons, by far).  This canyon is absolutely gorgeous.  This is also a great race for beginners and seasoned runners alike.  It’s a downhill course which helps beginners, and it is challenging enough for seasoned runners to muster up the strength to achieve a PR (Personal Record).  The event is well organized, the apparel is pretty darn good, and we ALL get a medal when we finish!

Here are the details:

Race Date: July 28, 2012
Race Start Time: 6:00 am
Bus Pick-up: 3:40 – 5:00 am
Registration: $67.00 (Until May 30th)

You can get even more details by going to their web site:

So, who’s in!?  Come on and join me for some running fun and a personal accomplishment!  Trust me – for a race like this, the cost is VERY comparable to other events and you’ll be SO happy to know you accomplished a half marathon.  Running a half marathon is VERY doable for most people.  So, don’t EVEN think that you cannot do it!  (For those of you who have already run one before, you know exactly where I’m coming from, right?)

Do you need one more incentive?  If you register for the race, I’ll personally write and design a training schedule just for you!  Yep, no charge – just a little perk for making my summer training and race day MUCH more fun by having you there with me.  The more the merrier, right!?

Once you register for the run, leave me a comment or send me an email to mimisfitfoods (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll be sure to hook up with you so I can get you that training schedule I’m promising you.

Now, let’s get running!  You going to join me or what?!

*Note:  This post is in no way sponsored by the organizers of the Timp Half.  They have no idea I am even writing it and all the opinions expressed are entirely mine.  I really do love this event!


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