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Just a Short Run (Donít Let the Name Fool You - Walkers are Welcome)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The 12th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. JASR is one of the largest run/walk events in Western PA and is one of the largest half-marathons as well. It is being held on Saturday, March 31st, at North Park.

JASR is comprised of 4 events:
- 1/2 Marathon run/walk
- 30K Run (runners only in 30K due to time limits)
- 8.1 Mile Run
- 5K Run/Walk

For the 3rd year in a row, Sparkers are going to come together for this event. Come out and join us! We have runners and walkers and cheerleaders as well. Non-Spark family and friends are also welcome! Lots of people are from Pittsburgh, but we have Sparkers from as far as Florida and California joining us as well. Coach Nancy will also be joining us again (and she is just as awesome in person as she is here).

We have a Spark team set up for the event:

Our out-of-town Sparkers (and some locals) will be staying at the Comfort Inn in Cranberry. In addition to the actual race there will be opportunities on Friday night and Saturday to get together and get to know other Sparkers.

Here is info on JASR:

I have been there both years and cannot wait to go again. I am walking the 5K and I am not fast but it is so awesome to cross that finish line and see Sparkers there cheering you on.

JASR attendees 2010

JASR before the race 2011 (and this isn't everyone!)

PS - Don't know why the pictures are so small - larger versions on the JASR team page.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEVENGO2 1/17/2012 6:42PM

    I hope you have an awesome time! It looks like a great event for a needed cause! I hope you enjoy your experience with our fellow sparkers.

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KAYWEB555 1/16/2012 9:38PM

    My best wishes for YOu all! Wish i could join you and have a wonderful weekend of Sparking Fun So please take lots of pictures to share !

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ACTIVE_AT_60 1/15/2012 10:15PM

    This is one great event, with great people (SparkPeople), and supporting an awesome organization.

The week before christmas we celebrated the 5 year remission anniversary for my niece - her bone marrow has been free of leukemia for 5 years, and as a family member I know how the money donated to the organization is spent.

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LKEITHO 1/15/2012 9:35PM

    Sounds like a great event! Wish I could be there.

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MCCOURTT 1/15/2012 8:07PM

    Already signed up, see you there :-)

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 1/15/2012 7:48PM

  Yay! I am so excited for this again!

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WOMANCHEF 1/15/2012 7:00PM

    I am psyched to do this again! This time I will be able to hang out with everyone.

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BOBBYD31 1/15/2012 6:19PM

    thanks for the blog debbie, it is going to be such a great event again this year! thanks for helping out

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NEWME0519 1/15/2012 3:38PM

    Wow! A great idea!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/15/2012 2:17PM

    How awesome! A 30K? Wow?!

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    Oh, how I wish that I could come! It would be a BLAST! emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 1/14/2012 11:42PM

    Sounds like a great cause!

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CALIDREAMER76 1/14/2012 11:39PM

    Great advertising for a great event!
Any one reading should make the effort to come - it is becoming THE spark event of the year! Seriously, it is the best way to see what sparkpeople is all about live and in person - so many wonderful supportive members that you'll hate to leave what's becoming an annual spark family reunion!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/14/2012 11:09PM

    Looks like fun. I wish I could do something like this. Maybe I can SWIM laps for that distance to feel a part of! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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MIAMIA7 1/14/2012 10:57PM

    So much fun!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/14/2012 10:34PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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    We can't wait!

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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 1/14/2012 9:53PM

    Thanks for posting this! It was a lot of fun last year, although I was shy and did not talk too much. This year you guys won't be able to shut me up.

I am really looking forward to seeing you and talking to you and all of my other Sparkies!!


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