To all my friends (and blog friends) who are runners / walkers / joggers / etc… I am coordinating a race to benefit one of the groups that I do a lot of work with. It is the Rock the Boat 5K in Kingsport, Tennessee benefiting the historic Netherland Inn!
What is the Netherland Inn you ask (good question)? The Netherland Inn is a historic place that not helped forge my city and region, but has hosted several Presidents while traveling from DC home and played a critical part in the Civil War. This facility receives very little funding outside of donations from supporters!
What is the race course? It is a flat, fast course… last year many runners set PRs on the course. It is also a beautiful course that enjoys some of the best of East Tennessee scenery… you run along the Holston River, through some pretty forested area and then back along the Holston River (passing ancient Indian tribal lands, historic locations, and animals) to finish in front of a replica of a flatboat used to sail from Kingsport all the way to New Orleans transporting goods and people.
I hope to see you at the Inn! It’s time to Rock the Boat!
Until we meet again,