Thursday, June 18, 2009

7/11 - Suits Are Kicking Up the Hill 4.01k

it's been a while since I can remember having worn a suit to anything. (Cate, maybe to your wedding a couple years ago.) but, for the last several months I've had this persistent longing to put on an old suit (yeah, I know) and go run somewhere. maybe even with a briefcase in hand, some sort of styling product in my hair. somewhere public. you know.

I had something like a 5k in mind. and I was really trying not to put too fine a point on it, but a friend suggested making it a 4.01k. (you know, suits.) and who could resist that?

anyway, here's the plan:
a little over 4 kilometers (run, walk, both, whatever)
wear a suit, tie, slacks (blackberry, cufflinks, etc. again, whatever, you get it.)
if you could find an old race number or two to pin on that would also be handy.

Saturday July 11, around 8 am. (let me know if you're interested and we'll work out the details.)

of course, this is not an organized "race".
so there's no fee. no t-shirt. no trophies. no cops. (hopefully no cops.)

we'll be starting up at the Utah State Capitol, running basically down State Street to 300 S. then taking a right over to 400 west before wrapping back up north for the final three or so blocks. although not required, jaywalking is of course heartily encouraged. here's the map.

as you look things over, you'll also notice that the run finishes in the middle of the big fountain at the Gateway Mall. from there maybe we can go for breakfast somewhere.

any questions? who's in?


cate said...

Such a super great idea. Count me in - in spirit being that I live in TX.

T.R. said...

me. I am in. I also want to add that I will be making my big finish in the fountain rather than at the fountain.

Dainon. said...

If I'm not out of town, I'll do it. This just sounds sorta ridiculous, so why not? And, thankfully, much shorter than the Wasatch Back. My legs are still crying.

RunningThoams said...

Oh, MAN. This is going to be AWESOME.

eped said...

Cate- duly counted.

TR- that's the spirit.

Dainon- yes, ridiculous; that's it precisely. love to have you there.

Thoams or anyone else w/ questions. you can email me at english dot brooks at snow dot edu

Matsby said...

This is the first time a race has appealed to me.

I am trying to get work off that Saturday, so hopefully I'll be there.