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Texas town hosts 0.5k charity race geared toward underachievers

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BOERNE, Texas -

I know some of you are sitting at home today after watching those elite runners blow through the Bloomsday course in just under a half an hour and feeling a little discouraged. I know some of you, like me, will probably never even participate in Bloomsday, let alone be put in the upper echelon of the "Elite" category. But that's OK. A Texas town hosted its own running event this weekend, aimed specifically at underachievers.

The Boerne 0.5k event had its inaugural run on Saturday. The .31-mile race boasted a doughnuts and coffee hydration station, medals, and beer for all its participants. The race even included finish line photos. 

All proceeds from the race will go to Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit that feeds in-need school children on the weekends.

If you missed out on the race, but still want to pretend like you participated, you can get a race T-shirt on their website here. If you're just feeling charitable, you can visit the donation page here.

Organizers say they're planning an even bigger event next year, so mark your calendars now... or don't. 

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