Next (Cheer) Stop: NYRR Midnight Run!

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If I’m going to maintain a blog called “Cheer Everywhere”, I should probably try to cheer everywhere I can. Even in the middle of a public park after midnight. That’s why I’m especially excited about this year’s NYRR Midnight Run! It’s a 4 mile run in Central Park to kick off the new year!

From NYRR:

“Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2017 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2018.”

I have never done the Midnight Run myself. But my friend Jasmin has a tradition of doing it every year, and she has tried to convince me to join on more than one occasion (and at least once publicly!)

Though I would like to run this race one day, I am happy to spectate this time around. This way I can still enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two and make it out to the park to cheer on the first group of New Yorkers to log a run in 2018! Because “drinking to excess” is not on the list of things to do when spectating, I will hold it together for the sake of the runners! 🙂

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than with fireworks, high fives and a fresh new 2018 running playlist. If you don’t have any plans for New Year’s Day, you should totally sign up. I can’t imagine it will sell out. So take some time to think about it!

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