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Inaugural Boerne 0.5k Already a Hit and It Hasn’t Been Run Yet

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The first annual Boerne 0.5k run is, unfortunately, all booked up. Although ironic, this is a positive sign for “underachievers.” According to reports, the run scheduled for May 5 is completely sold out – and that’s saying something for those who want to run but don’t feel the drive to complete a 5k (normally the smallest standard for such runs). Organizers went as far as identifying with those who generally perform below the norm in their website posting for the race: “Join your fellow underachievers for a day (actually more like 10 minutes) of glory, celebration, and participation trophies to raise money for a great organization, Blessings in a Backpack!”

That’s right, the Boerne 0.5k and its good-humored ribbing are all for a good cause. Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit group whose mission it is to feed school children currently on the Free and Reduced Meal Program, which is designed to assist throughout the U.S. This Texas Hill Country fundraiser, all in the name of fun, was coordinated to raise funds for the program to support those locally who need this assistance the most – our children.

Inaugural Boerne 0.5k Already a Hit and It Hasn’t Been Run Yet
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The best part about this event is that they make it so easy (not to mention hilarious) to want to attend. In their description of the event, it’s noted: “The um, ‘Run’ will start at River Road Park, just across from the Dodging Duck. Conveniently, the Duck has offered all participants a free pint of beer before the start of the race, so get there early. Yay beer! The um, ‘Race,’ will then head down the River Road Park walkway, underneath the Main Street Bridge where you will finish in a blaze of glory. We will then head to the Cibolo Creek Brewery to relive the experience, brag to our friends, take selfies to post on social media ‘I DID IT!!!  I’M A FINISHER!!  LOOK AT ME!!!’  Conveniently, CCB has offered all participants a free pint of beer at the end of the race. Yay beer!” For those who missed out on the run sign-up, there’s a link for donations as well, considering the importance of its benevolence.

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