February 18, 2013

2013 Cascades 10K Fire Chase and 911 fun run – UPDATED (5/21)

Filed under: Announcements,Community,Events,Fund raising — Jeff Brown @ 16:00

Final preparations are being made for the race THIS SATURDAY.

We are excited to host the 11th Annual Cascades 10K Fire Chase and 911 Fun Run on May 25th, 2013. The race will start at 8am, with the fun run immediately following, at the Lowe’s Island Community Center in Sterling, VA. It’s a great course set in Lowes Island and there are a lot of great prizes. As always, we will be providing food and entertainment. We will have all our fire trucks, rescue vehicles and the Office of Emergency Management Incident Command bus there for people to see in addition to sponsor tables. Dogs and strollers are welcome – we hope to see you there! To register, go to: cascades10k.com. You can also follow the excitement on Facebook on the Cascades 10K Fire Chase and 911 Fun Run page, and you can let your Facebook friends know you’re coming by signing up here. Hope to see you there!

Big news! We have a big name guest appearance this year for the race.

Susan Loken is a running coach based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. She started running when she was 35 years old, and, since, the 48-year-old has won the U.S. Masters Marathon Championships four times, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials three times and has taken three consecutive titles at the New York City More Marathon. This elite runner has reached her goals and now wants to help others reach theirs. In the past six years, she has coached more than 800 runners to their goal of completing a half or full marathon through her organization Believe Train Become

Loken is a certified personal trainer (NPTI-Certified). She works as a coach and program director for Chances for Children – Arizona, where she leads fundraising running teams and helps develop programs for Arizona’s less-fortunate youth. She is also an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica.

She has three sons, a daughter-in-law, a step-son, a step-daughter, and one granddaughter. She has found a purpose in her passion for running – helping others.

If you don’t know Susan come out and meet her!

More news (UPDATED):

We will be hosting an after race party at Velocity 5 from 10-2pm! $10 for lunch (burgers and dogs, etc.) and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the SVFC. There will also be some auction items available at the after party, including Trump and 1757 Golf Rounds, sports memorabilia, Free Birthday Party at the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and free birthday and classes for kids at the Kids First Swim School.

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