This morning I walked the #Gaza5K to support UNRWA’s important work in Gaza.
The start location in Rock Creek Park was a bit cryptic and many folks, like me, ended up in the wrong location. But we finally connected up with hundreds of others who were registered to walk/run on this beautiful day in Washington, DC.
UNRWA raised $101,707 in this event. Yeah! I personally raised $1,055 and feel very blessed to have the support of friends and family. Thank you!
I heard that 900+ people signed up for the #Gaza5K today in Washington, DC. Not sure how many actually showed up, but there were 100s and a lot of energy at the start of the race! Some of us were dragging a bit by the end — with the uphill climb.
I met several new friends along the route — and found good conversation with Leila, a retired doctor from Pittsburgh who worked in Gaza and the West Bank.
And I survived! I crossed the finish line at 1:03:34. Even though the small dogs and babies in strollers beat me, I felt good about my accomplishment!