This 5k is organized by the Kane Family. I had the pleasure of working with Taylor Kane in a show a year and a half ago, whose father passed away from ALD 8 years ago. The race honors his memory while also raising funds to find a cure for ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare, genetic disease).
I ran this race last year in over 21 minutes, and was fully expecting to run a similar time today, despite having run a 5k PR yesterday. Instead, I dug deep and pulled out an 18:37, only the third time in my life that I've beaten 19 minutes in a 5k. I finished in 4th place in my age group and 10th overall.
I felt lousy afterwards, naturally, but was happy that I had forced myself out of bed to support Taylor and her family.