hope + the cupcake run

Who would have guessed that hope might come in the form of cupcakes? The Sweet by Holly Cupcake Run 5K and 1 mile Kids Cake Walk Fun Run benefiting Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 19, and I find myself seeing a light at the end of this tunnel.

cupcake run

So many races and events have been canceled over the last month. Of course, it’s understandable. So many people are sticking to the Safer At Home mandates, and gathering in groups, large or small, is absolutely inadvisable right now. But that doesn’t mean it’s not sad and disappointing.

Being homebound can be exhausting. There’s just not much to look forward to. That lack of anticipation makes the hours, days and weeks drag by. It doesn’t weaken my resolve or change what my family is doing to slow the spread, but it’s exhausting and draining all the same.

Since I wasn’t signed up for many races anyway (thanks, leg!), I’ve only watched the cancellations from the sidelines. My big focus was my comeback race on April 4, The Cupcake Run 5K and Cake Walk Fun Run, but that, too, joined the ranks of no-go events.

GOTRNEFL cupcake run

However, on Monday, a little ray of sunshine broke through the clouds. The Cupcake Run has a new date, later in the year, and with that comes hope.

I don’t know how long the social distancing and self-isolating will last. Obviously, the goal is health and safety, and both those things are top priority. But it’s so nice to have something on the horizon. It’s nice to have something to look forward to. I love getting to put something on the calendar.

Of course, it’s also wonderful to support Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. And there will be gorgeous medals, and cupcakes from Sweet By Holly!


I don’t know about you, but to me, this looks like hope.

(If you have already registered for the race, you are all set for the new date. Are you unable to make the new date? A virtual option is available and you will be able to pick up your swag at a time and date TBA. If you would like to register for the new date, you may do so here.)

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*This is a sponsored post. I have partnered with Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida to promote the Sweet By Holly Cupcake Run 5K and 1 Mile Cake Walk.I have received compensation in the form of race registration for my own personal use. All opinions are my own.*

Have you seen events and races start to be rescheduled?

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