A reader who wants to remain anonymous asked me to mention the inaugural "Friends Not Foes" 5K run scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. at Anson B. Nixon Park. Perhaps you've seen the signs for the race along the roadside (they stick out among the clutter of political signs).
The "friends not foes" are the Kennett and Unionville high school cross-country teams, which are coached by John Ramagano and Bob Anthony (Kennett coaches) and Mark Lacianca (Unionville head coach).
My reader writes: "Whether the student is the fastest runner or just gets their own PR (personal record), running is one sport that can promote a lifetime of fitness--not only giving physical but psychological benefits as well."
As a giant fan of exercise, and as someone with a personal stake in one of these XC teams, I agree! You can register online at runsignup.com; online registration ends Friday, Nov. 11.