Portland Racing!

June 18, 2013 in Health, Race Events by Samantha

As hopefully all of you know by now, LeakyCon is in 9 days (omg what how). Also in 9 days, is the first annual Fittie 5K. I’m so excited for this race because last year, at LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago, I ran in the Chicago 10K.

Sam Chicago 10K

This year, I get to run alongside hundreds of other nerdy, wonderful, passionate LeakyCon registrants! Mah peeple.

Sam Fittie 5K

As much as I love running, I’m not the best runner. I’m not fast, and my ability to run longer distances strongly depends on the weather and how I’m feeling that day (which is probably a universal condition). The Fittie 5K is going to be a “fun run” and also a fun run. No, really, it’s going to be fun and not at all competitive. I’m not sure how much is public information, but there are going to be awesome surprises throughout the race!

Sam dementor

I can’t express how excited I am to mix two of my favorite things in the world – the Harry Potter community and running. It’s going to be an awesome experience that I’m pumped to share with all of you who are going!


Of course, the Fittie 5K wasn’t enough. My friend Kacy, who will be running with us at the Fittie 5K, found a 10K trail race happening in Portland on the weekend that we’ll be there. It benefits animals! It’s like, a vegan society organizing it! Talk about perfect. It will also be an amazing way to see Portland… from atop a MOUNTAIN.

Sam Race for Animals

I am so, so excited to visit Portland and see everyone at LeakyCon. I’ll have one more Tuesday to blog before we get there, but I’ll be too excited and probably too busy packing to say much at that point.


Keep training for the Fittie 5K!