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The inaugural PyCon 5k fun run!

Thursday, January 05, 2012
Many Pythonistas are active runners; many more are just looking for an excuse to get out there and start. From beginners to lifelong runners, we hope you'll join us at the inaugural PyCon 5K. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome!

As a bit of background: last year I attended GitHub's CodeConf. One of the activities at that conference was a 5K fun run, and it was a blast. Ever since then I've been thinking about holding a similar run here at PyCon. I asked my friend, fellow Pythonista and ultra-marathoner (!) Nick Lang to direct the race, and now it's going to happen!

You can find all the details on the PyCon website, but here's the short version: the race will be Saturday, March 10th, running 5K (3.1 miles) along a trail beside the conference venue. Registration is "pay what you want" (including free); all proceeds will go to charities: Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation. If you pay at least $20 you'll receive a commemorative t-shirt.

We hope to see you there!

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