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PyCon 5k Fun Run: Update - 124 runners!

Holy moly!

We already have 124 runners slated for the inaugural PyCon 5k fun run, scheduled for Saturday March 10th at 7am! Registration is still open (however, t-shirts registrations are closed; it's now donation-only). This is turning out to be an awesome event! Even if you don't want to run, we definitely need people to volunteer to help at the start, finish - cheer people on and take photos (lots of photos!!).

Now, this awesome for a few reasons - first, well, it's our first PyCon 5k (obviously). Second, what's better than trying to "beat the chair" (me)? Right now I'm posting training times of 22:00 minutes to complete the run - wouldn't be nice to say "I beat the chair?!".

Prizes! Yes, you heard me. The top finishers will be getting prizes, and we may have handouts for all runners! I can't tell you what they are just yet - let's just say it's going to be sweet.

This 5k for PyCon is for charity - this is the best part, and the part I am most personally proud of. All proceeds from the run will be split amongst three charities:

Autism Speaks - Autism affects 1 in 110 children, 1 in 70 boys. Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Epilepsy Foundation - The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

Feel free to use the "pay what you want" option to help us help a number of great charities.

And now for the punchline.

After any costs incurred, all proceeds from the run will be matched by PyCon 2012. This means that the more of you that join and donate, the more we can send to these charities, on behalf of the Python Community.

 

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