Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun Run is an Oxymoron

USA US-1017261 received 02-28-2011

Sent by: jsferguson81
From: Spokane, Washington, USA
ID number: US-1017261
Notes: These people are participating in the Lilac Bloomsday Run, which has been held annually on the first Sunday in May since 1977.  It is 7.46 miles (12.01 km) long, which is a really odd distance.  According to Don Kardong, the race's founder, James Joyce's Ulysses was the inspiration for the name of the race, which has had over 40,000 participants every year since 1986.  The caption on the back of the card describes it as a "fun run", which I just don't get.  There is NOTHING fun about running!!  When I was in school, I loathed the days when we had to run for gym class.

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