A while back I thought it wold be cool to have a 5K race (that's a five kilometer running race, for those unfamiliar) staged in our neighborhood. It would be good for our image, bring people into our neighborhood, and possibly be a regular fundraiser for the organization. I stored the idea away as unrealistic, or at least not something that would be a high priority.
Then, in the Erie Times-News a few weekends ago...
5K run/walk to close portion of east Erie streets Saturday
Portions of several Erie streets will be closed this morning for the First Run Through Little Russia 5K run/walk, city officials said.
The run/walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event begins at the corner of East Front and German streets.
The route will continue east on East Front Street to Wallace Street, south on Wallace to East Fourth Street, east on East Fourth to Reed Street, south on Reed to East 10th Street, west on East 10th to State Street, north on State to East Fourth, east on East Fourth to German Street, and north on German to East Front Street, where the event ends.
(Erie Times-News, February 1, 2014)