Saturday, April 14, 2012

Race to Wrigley 5K pics and official results

The Race to Wrigley was the first official TEAM #Run3d event. Sean Astin was the TEAM Captain, and Mike Hornsby was TEAM Ambassador.

Sean ran the 5K in 25:11 for an 8:08 pace, finishing 718th overall in a field of 3527 runners, while Mike beat out the hobbit by finishing in 24:59 for an 8:04 pace and 681st place. Well done, gentlemen! Results source.

Also, look for a report from Sean later! For now, he has to run over to the C2E2 convention at McCormick Place!

Unless otherwise noted, all pics below are from Sean and Mike. Thanks guys!

Mike Hornsby, TEAM #Run3rd Ambassador, and Sean Astin, TEAM #Run3rd Captain

Friday, April 13, 2012

How to become a #Run3rd TEAM Member

Anyone can join the #run3rd team. Just find a healthy activity—typically running, but it may also be walking, biking, swimming, etc—and start doing it!
  • Share your activities via Twitter, Facebook and other social media by using "#run3rd" to ask for and share dedications. When you receive a dedication, honor it and carry it in your heart during your activity. 
  • Join the #run3rd Facebook group at
  • Support the efforts of fellow #run3rd team members.

Certain team members may be made Captains by demonstrating their participation and leadership abilities. Their responsibilities include:
  • Sharing information about #Run3rd via Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.
  • Tweeting about their event
    • Posting date/time/location and updates via Twitter and the Facebook group Events page.
    • Sharing Team Captain race day plans.
  • Being visible as the #Run3rd Team Captain before and after the event
    • Visiting with the #Run3rd community.
    • Sharing the #Run3rd story with others.
  • Team captains are encouraged to post race reports about their event on their own blogs or Facebook page.
Team Captains are the key to broadening the reach of the #Run3rd idea. Running is an inclusive sport and almost everyone who runs at some time or other uses their experience to honor someone or something else. Members of Team #Run3rd understand that we are custodians of people's trust and faith. When folks make a #Run3rd dedication it is often very personal and heartfelt. #Run3rd Captains are ambassadors who help promote and extend the concept of making and honoring those dedications.

Team Captains are expected to represent #Run3rd with compassion, decency and honor, always reflecting well on their fellow Team Captains and the #Run3rd mission. Failure to do so will result in removal from Captaincy.

Meet the people behind TEAM #Run3rd

Our TEAM #Run3rd Captains are listed here.

• Sean Astin, TEAM #Run3rd Founder @SeanAstin

I love running. I'm 41 years old, I've been married 20 years and have three daughters. Every time I lace up my shoes, I know I'm doing something good for my life. Every time I sign up for a 10k or a marathon, I know that I'm setting a good example for my family. Every time I read a #run3rd dedication I know I'm doing something important. I always make sure to take in the scenery, to marvel at the beauty of the natural world while I'm running, but I can't help analyzing every mechanical detail of every practice and every race.  I thank heaven for my ability to run, it is a gift and what's more it's fun!

"Running makes me a better everything" 

• Linda Iroff, TEAM #Run3rd Chronicler & Scribe @LindaofNote
I'm a geek whose hobbies include gardening, playing with ferrets, and noodling around on assorted Apple devices. I'm not a runner, though I do try to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and recently starting walking. #Run3rd allows me to be part of a community with the simple goal of encouraging activities that benefit both body and soul, through running and by honoring and sharing the things that matter to others.

"Find what you love, then do it with passion and your whole heart."