Talbot Humane’s Unleashed Charity Running Program is thrilled to be running the streets of Easton again for the animals! We are seeking animal lovers of any fitness level to train with us for the DrawBridge Half Marathon from Tilghman to St. Michaels this fall. We are holding an information meeting on August 4, 6 p.m., at the shelter (7894 Ocean Gtwy, Easton). The meeting is not mandatory, but interested individuals should reach out to Amy Eutsey ([email protected]) or Patty Quimby ([email protected]). Training begins Saturday, August 21, 7 a.m., 12 Magnolia St. in Easton (parking area next to ball fields).
The training method is run/walk/run, which is designed to build to the race distance quickly, prevent injury, and fit into busy lives. “The best part of this program is that it’s geared to get you off the couch and across the finish line of a 13.1-mile race in about 12 weeks,” says Head Coach, Amy Eutsey. “The program is so doable that many participants continue running as a regular form of fitness, challenging themselves to run more races or longer distances.”
“One of the things I missed most during the last year or so was running with the Unleashed team. You won’t find a more caring coaching staff or a more fun group of people to train with. Great camaraderie and lots of laughs!” says Murray Sarubin, a local Ironman and long-time Unleashed participant. The program is coached by a team of volunteer coaches who are experienced charity marathon runners. To maximize safety and fun, participants are placed in “pace groups” of other runners with a similar fitness level and are provided with course maps, water stops, and other trail support.
“Unleashed is a very profitable fund-raiser for Talbot Humane.” says Executive Director and Coach Patty Quimby.“Who doesn’t love animals and athletes, and who wouldn’t support a novice athlete running for the care and humane treatment of companion animals?”Being part of a team as well as knowing that they are helping their local shelter animals keeps runners motivated.
Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter and educational services.Serving the Community for almost90 years!