Thursday, August 5, 2010
Where Social Media and Sport Collide
But this isn't just any 7 a.m. run we're talking about. Not only is this a TweetUp run, but it's a training run for the Chicago area Team World Vision runners that will meet at North Avenue Beach and traverse the Lakefront. And to make things even better, runner Josh Cox will be in attendance, bringing giveaways from K-Swiss and PowerBar, two of his sponsors. It's safe to say that Josh likes hanging with Team World Vision when he's in town--that's where I first met him back in April and when we met again, he mentioned a TWV buddy was racing Steelhead just as I was last Saturday--and for good reason. Josh was part of the Team World Vision contingent that ran South Africa's Comrades Marathon in May. Now rather than bust out another long run on the Lakefront alone--Josh logged marathon-distance and longer runs when he trained for the 56-mile race--he'd prefer to share his miles with the rest of Chicago. It gets boring running alone anyway, right?
All paces and all distances are welcome to attend the TweetUp--the more the merrier. Just think: then your run will be done for the day.
Follow Josh on Twitter or like him on Facebook for more details, especially as they unfold in the morning. Or if you're like me and have to miss the run--I'll be on my way to Madison for a long bike ride--check out the tweets and flip through the September issue of Runner's World for some Cox candy. Photo grabbed from TweetUp.