Runner Brian Kilner, Of Potomac, finished in the top 15 of last year’s Casey Cares/Orioles Annual 5K Run/Walk.
“My sister had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, so I learned about Casey Cares through their generosity towards my sister during and after her treatment,” Kilner wrote in an email. “I want to support an organization that does so much good for families. Additionally, I am a big Orioles fan, so the finish on the field at Camden Yards certainly drew my attention.”
Kilner started running in 1st grade for St. Elizabeth’s in the City of Rockville track and field league.
“I was good at it naturally and enjoyed racing a lot, and track offered me the opportunity to race multiple times in a meet,” he wrote.
Kilner said the one thing he can’t run without is a plan.
“Whether it is a race plan, training plan, or a route plan, I always have an idea as to what I will do before the race/practice begins. Of course, those plans do change often,” he wrote.
Kilner said the best part of running is that nothing but your mind and body are required.
“Running frees the mind of anxieties and worries, and a runner has many options, from sprint intervals to marathons.”
This year’s Casey Cares/Orioles 5K is Saturday, July 14th. You must register by June 30th to receive a race shirt! Register here!