Throughout the pandemic, people were faced with unimaginable and previously unknown challenges. Balancing the well being of the community (which we try to be a part of) with the issues of the pandemic is no small matter. With even larger charitable foundations struggling as the lockdowns continued, newer organizations found themselves in a tough spot. The Foundation was no different, of course.
Following on the success of the 2019 Mileage Monsters 5k, we had planned to host a race in the Capital Region of New York, the inaugural Shark Shuffle, May 2, 2020 at Cook Park, Colonie, NY. However, with COVID and the lockdowns, we pushed back the race date to September 13, 2020, still planning to host an in-person race.
As the date approached, the call was made to take the race fully virtual in order to keep everyone safe and to comply with state and federal health guidelines. This still proved to be successful as our sharks ran their own 5k’s and posted their results along with a sweaty selfie showcasing their accomplishments on our private Facebook page.
We plan on returning with an in-person Shark Shuffle April 24, 2021 and hope to see you there!