The U Can Finish 5 miler & 2 miler presented by Florida Hospital date has been set for October 19th this year on the UCF campus. Of all the road races I’ve run, this one is special because it was my first ever race back in 2010. I think the race date was 10/10/10 that year. Anyway, I had just started distance running that year and 2 miles seemed definitely do-able. It was, and I went on to then run the American Heart Association 5K Fun Run in Chicago in November with my friend Cory and did some 10 minute miles that race for a total time of 35:35! Great way to start my running career. I’m excited for the 2014 race as I had to skip 2013 due to my Achilles Tendon injury. But I’m back in training and trying for the 5 mile run this year! If you have never raced before I recommend a 2 mile race – it’s a very fun, low pressure atmosphere! In 2012, an A capella singing group performed on the sidelines of the first 1/2 mile of the race – I think it was a song from Glee. Very fun!