Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. – more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. (from http://thon.org/whatisthon/cancer_facts)
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Thon5k was good thanks to a good weather at the start, however it got quite hot later.

Two uphills (that too at the beginning) almost exhausted me. I took roughly 40 minutes or more, which is quite bad – my only consolation is that I did not walk or stop.

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I got to see/take pictures of most other areas in campus to which I probably have never gone – at least not on foot. I think I saw upto 50% new areas in campus ๐Ÿ™‚

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The cheerleaders certainly helped – I ran fast when I came near them – I am conscious you see. It was confirmed later that many did the same – walked upto the cheer leaders, ran in front of them, walked again.
In addition, I ran another experiment – I started taking videos of cheer leaders – which encouraged them to shout ๐Ÿ™‚ [See videos]
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Was happy to see a vuvuzela once, which refreshed my summer memories.
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Apart from different fun costumes that I got to see, one lady ran with pushing her baby in the cart, whole group sang and ran, a dog ran with the running badge.
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They served breakfast, lunch, juice. There was some free swag including tshirt for early registrants. If nothing else, this should motivate people to come out and run !
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I took few pictures and videos ..happy ๐Ÿ™‚
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Finally, wake up call for me – If I do not practice and continue like this, there is no way I can do the midnight-marathon at Blore this year. That would be so sad ๐Ÿ˜ winter, could you wait , so that I can run outside ?
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Pictures