Series Race #9 of the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series is the Ki’Wanna Go For A Run 10K and 5K. Andrea Spires is the race director and an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Lancaster. With a growing number of RUNColumbus athletes living in Fairfield County, we were delighted to add a race in their neighborhood.
We caught up with Andrea to learn how she got involved with the race.
How did you become a race director? I am involved with a few other members from our Kiwanis Club as the committee is putting on the run. This run is to support Kiwanis in Fairfield County, so as a member I volunteered to help.
What’s the greatest challenge you face in your role? Making sure we are getting the word out and getting everything ordered and organized.
What’s the greatest reward? Making a difference in our community as well as putting on a fun race for runners.
Besides signing up for your race, how can runners support and encourage race organizers? Spreading the word to other runners, walkers, and rollers.
Is there anything else you want people to know? We are open to feedback and want to make it the best race possible.