I am not entirely sure how I feel about charity runs. Probably the same way I feel about charity gala dinners. On the one hand, it’s great that you are supporting a great cause. But…couldn’t you simply support the cause without making the person run or without having a fancy dinner that costs money to put together? Your dollars would go farther. Nonetheless, I suppose anything that gets people to donate money to non-profits is a good idea.
I received this comment today:
It seems like a great idea! Go visit www.facebook.com/boltforthebso now, especially if you live in the Baltimore area. The active giving link didn’t work for me though. I wonder if other orchestras have had experience with this?
I wonder how many musicians are also runners? I know quite a few marathoners—what I’m wondering is if a higher percentage of musicians are distance runners versus the normal population? Distance running requires discipline and the ability to do something for a long time. In my mind, those are skills that we honed in the practice room. Granted, musicians also love rich food and wine, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Are you a runner? Are you also a musician? Does anybody know the statistics on this?
Then again, as I’ve said before, if I ran faster, I wouldn’t have to run for as long. Better get going then!