We did it!
Several weeks of planning and figuring and we finally decided on a route to run, recruited our runners and finalized logistics. Everything came together nicely, minus the actual socks. On Saturday, June 23rd, we will run the Inaugural Sock Run and the socks will be there!
Group shot before the Sock Run
Sock Runners and Non-Sock Runners
Despite the lack of actual socks, three runners earned their socks today.
Our Colorful Finish at TJ’s Dockside Deli, Keyport, NJ
Post-Run we enjoyed some BIG breakfast sandwiches, chocolate milk and deep fried brownie bites. A delicious end to a fun long run. We can’t wait to do it again!
We have been working hard to hash out all the details for Saturday, our first try at a Sock Run. We are calling it “Dry Run” because we don’t have all the pieces in place yet; most importantly, the socks! So although everyone who runs the 14 miles on Saturday will earn their socks, no one will receive their socks on Saturday. But you WILL get them.
We will be starting promptly at 7am, meeting at our usual place: Marlboro Airport and head south on the Henry Hudson Trail.
From there we’ll follow strategically placed signs that will guide us over the course of 14 miles to our final destination in, Keyport, NJ.
There will be a few runners not going the whole distance on Saturday, so if you are not yet up to the 14 miles, please come anyway and run a shorter route with the group.
We plan to have Sock Runs every month or so as needed or wanted so there will be plenty of opportunities to earn your socks if you are not yet ready for the long trek to Keyport. It is a distance you have to work up to and it will be worth every step.