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Rotary Club of Sugar House Chili Open 5k Mini-Recap

Start of the 2015 Chili Open 5k

Start of the 2015 Chili Open 5k


The Rotary Club of Sugar House views the race from this past Saturday as a complete success!  Runners arrived on a beautiful and rare warm January morning to run in support of various charities and sponsors.  Competitive runners came out to the race while others attended solely to support a charity or sponsor and participate in the fun atmosphere.  Pictures captured at the event are posted through multiple of our social media outlets.  First you can view pictures on our own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IRunUtah.  Also, specific pictures showing our winners and the atmosphere of the race can be found on our Instagram at http://instagram.com/irunutah/ .

After the race I had the opportunity to interview a few runners and ask them why they decided to run.  One person I spoke with is Erika Wiggins, an avid blogger and tweeter.  Erika was diagnosed with asthma a year and a half ago.  Before she was diagnosed, running was a hard task and didn’t attract her attention for the type of adventure she was looking for.  Now having an inhaler, this was one of Erika’s first races which resulted in a positive experience convincing her to come back for more races in the future.  Erika volunteered for Teen Challenge in the past where she worked with the National President of the organization.  When she saw they were a charity for the race, she became very excited to participate.  For Erika, races like this are all about having fun and helping support a good cause.

Whether you race to win or are like Erika looking for a fun atmosphere to support a good cause, we would love to see you at any of our races.  To find out more about our upcoming races, explore our race calendar at https://www.irunutah.com/race-calendar/.  We continually add events throughout the year so check back often.  Thank you to everyone who came out to the race and for the sponsors and charities involved making the race a success.


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