About a month ago our team sat down and brainstormed adding another summer race to our Team Fight run portfolio. Survivor Harbor 7, a race that I had been aware of while living here in Baltimore, seemed to fit the bill. We were looking for a summer race and one that I actually could attend as I am getting married in late June.
We found out that Survivor Harbor 7 was on June 12, 2011. It has two distances, a 4 miler and a 7 miler, so then we pondered even having our Cancer To 5K program train for this event. While Cancer To 5k has traditionally been a training program for cancer survivors to train for a 5K, we thought this would be a great race for this program based on the mission of SH7. After talking to the coaches and volunteers of the CT5K program, we are happy that both our Howard County and Northern Virginia groups will have a presence at this awesome race and in both distances!
SH7 was started in 2004 by the Active Survivors Network for survivors who run, walk or roll. While open to all, this race was the first of its kind with divisions for survivors to compete head-to-head. The hope is to encourage athletic achievement and promote greater levels of fitness and pride in the survivor-community. I am fairly certain we could not have found a race better aligned to our mission – except maybe our own Half Full Triathlon. I am ecstatic about CT5K and Team Fight training for this race this Spring!