Ten Things I Love About the MetLife Duathlon .....
10. It's only 4 miles from my house.
9. The race caps out at 500 people.
8. Plenty of Port a Potties - not a long wait :)
7. Cool Shirt
6. Entry fee is only $30
5. Can always find room in the transition area.
4. Flat, shaded run.
3. Only 2 small hills on the bike
2. All proceeds go to a great cause. Together We Cope
1. The people :)
The MetLife Duathlon took place yesterday. http://www.metlifeduathlon.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 This was the third year I had the privilege of volunteering for the race.
MetLife is pretty grassroots. It relies on donations for food and other things that the athletes need. Why? Because what ever money isn't spent on the race is donated to Together We Cope. Check out there website. http://www.togetherwecope.org/ This year we had a lot of great organizations help us out. Running for Kicks in Palos http://www.runningforkicks.com/, Kohl's not only donated money but also volunteers who completely rocked the packet pick up tent/food tent, Lamdgrebe Chiropractors of Tinley Park ,http://www.landgrebechiro.com/ Cardinal Fitness, Body Tech Fitness in Mokenahttp://www.bodytechtotalfitness.com/, Vitamin Water, Walgreens, My Bike of Tinley Park http://mybiketinley.com/. There were countless food donations by local grocery stores in the area. It was a great day and a great race.
Thanks to Val and Gil and their entire family. See you guys next year.