The Sunrise 6K: A time honored tradition at November Project. We happily lace up our shoes, wake the sun, and run 6 kilometers. If you’re like me, it might require yelling a few choice words to get going in the morning.
Every time we do this we get asked, “Why a 6K?” or “What’s the significance of the 6?” Of course, theories will start floating around that the time must match up with the distance ran. Sure. That’s more coincidence than anything, but I like letting people’s creativity soar.
When I get asked “why?”, I always answer with “Why not?” We run 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and fulls. There are also a select group of people who want more and run ultras. Whatever your fancy, the common denominator is running. So the distance is immaterial. What’s important is that you #justshowup and give it your best.
November Project is founded on being inclusive, where we accept you for everything you are, faults and all. We celebrate differences and even encourage weirdness. In my opinion, the Sunrise 6K does the same. We are engaging in a run, albeit an odd distance. So this is, in a way, a slight nod to our efforts to be different and challenge convention.
So the next time you go on a run, whether alone or in a group, keep that in mind. Be different. Be weird. Be you. Either way, we’re glad you’re here.