The 12th Annual Hawk Island Triathlon is happening at Hawk Island Park on Cavanaugh in south Lansing on Sunday June 3rd and they could use your help to make it a fantastic event again this year.

Lansing City Council Member Kathie Dunbar asked me to emcee the very first race, which I agreed to do, despite having no idea how such a thing might work; a parallel to much of my life. It was SO much fun! Despite never having been a 'runner' up to that point, I loved how POSITIVE everyone was - SUCH a great feeling to be a part of the event, even though I wasn't running it.

I believe I only missed one year of being the emcee and have since tried my hand at a couple of 5Ks and a mini tri. My favorite part of those endeavors was proving to myself that I could do something I never before thought I could. Such a 'high'.

There are a variety of ways to get involved if you're interested, whether that's handing out beverages or cheering on the race participants - get more info here on how to get in on the action.

By the way, if you find my blue hat pictured above, I will give you a cash reward. That's my marathoner pal Mike Hammond on the left and Dane Robison of TimeFrame Photography on the right.