Maybe you should consider spending New Year's Eve in Salt Lake City, and maybe they should...
Yes, normally this blog is dedicated to cycling, but since I have some strange obsession with triathlons, and since 1/3 of a triathlon involves running, the subject occasionally surfaces.
So, did you make a resolution at the beginning of 2011 to run, and haven't started yet? Want to get a head start on 2012? Want to put yourself into a caloric deficit in preparation for the festivities later on? I know of the perfect solution!
The New Year's Revolution Run gives you the chance to run in the climate-controlled Olympic oval for four hours on New Year's Eve morning. Run or walk as much as you want. Interested in doing a 5k? Run 11.3 laps. Up for a marathon? It's only a measly 95.5 laps.
Are incentives your thing? For each lap completed, you get an entry into a drawing for some nice prizes (you can also "cheat", and get additional entries by bringing in non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Utah Food Bank).
Along with supporting the Utah Food Bank, a portion of each registration will go to the Autism Council of Utah.
Come out Saturday morning on 12/31 from 8:00 to 12:00 and run or walk as far as you want. It will be fun, you will be supporting a couple of good causes, and it's a perfect way to end 2011 with a bang!
Registration info can be found here (use the discount code "NYRTen" today to get $10 off your registration).