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Run for Aceh

As a child, it was a popular thing to "pledge for charity." You go around with a list of signatures and pledge amounts. After you've done what is pledged, such as running, cycling, or some other marathonic activity, you go to the pledgers to collect the money.

When my running club announced last Saturday the "Run for Aceh" event organised by another group in this area, I thought I'd be asking people I know to pledge their contributions. Instead, I spent this morning baking a Dutch apple cake that didn't quite bake because of the broken timer on the oven.

On a cold, cloudy morning, we took our positions. First we stood for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Asia. A brass band began to play and continued outside for the entire period that we ran. The 5 km and 10 km runners were quickly joined by the 2 km runners, who were mainly children.

22 January 2005 Saturday

Related links:
Running in Dutch
Tsunami and quake
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Anne Ku at Ilp in May 2001
Anne Ku

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