Was scheduled to go to NoLa for work and really wanted to get a race in. I needed a quick 5K so I could be showered and back to the conference center by 8:30-9:00. I looked around and saw there was a color run but it was a bit away and the risk of dealing with color in my hair was not worth it. Luckily, I found a 5K in conjunction with the meeting I was attending that benefited the Eye Back in New Orleans.. SOLD, Signed up! Was able to pick up my packet at the convention floor which made it really easy. It was $50 bucks to register which is super steep.
Rolled out of bed at 6am and jogged over to the start. It was only .5 mile from my hotel and right next to the Harrahs that Scott and I might or might not have frequented for a few hours the night before. There were ~150-250 people there. They started the run with a lady who was a recipient of the Eye Bank which was a nice touch. Donor Corneas/Sclera (parts of the eye) are vital parts of many glaucoma surgeries and another way being an organ donor can help others.
Nice small race to benefit the Eye Bank. I probably wouldnt' have liked it had I lived in NoLa and signed up for this race randomly esp b/c of the price. But because their cause is something that I appreciate and it was in conjunction with the convention, worked for me!