Tonight was the Night Nations Run in Woodbridge New Jersey. Its a 5k run where all the proceeds go to standing up against cancer with a dance party at the end.
I went with my new found friends Hannah, Alexia, Jack, Halley, and Maddie.
I hadn’t competed in a 5k since ski season.Originally I was very scared to start the race but once I started all those fears dissolved. Not only were all my friends incredible supportive of each other but fellow runners were high fiving each other.
While running their were various live dj’s playing sets to pump you up and get you to the main stage where Kill Joy was preforming. I had never heard any of these songs before and although I don’t really listen to techo dance “jams” it was more about the experience. Also the fact that they raised over 390,000 dollars for finding a cure for cancer was incredible impressive and cool.
I have truly felt part of a whole here in New Jersey. Whether thats through my kind host family, the Rutgers Community or the Night Nation an impact is being made on me and Im excited to see how that will progress through my final week here.