Get ready to do some running Berkshire Hathaway fans.
In 2013, we will experience the first-ever “Invest in Yourself” 5 km fun run. The event is going to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8 AM. It takes place during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.
Berkshire Hathaway will be cosponsoring the event with Brooks Running Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and Seattle-based company. The event is happening as a way to encourage participants to enjoy a more healthier lifestyle and it’s there to have them take stock of their life.
CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, will pull the trigger to start the race. The race is rude will go through historic in downtown Omaha. Jim Weber, CEO and president of Brooks Running Co. is entering the race. There is no limit to the amount of people who can participate.
The racecourse is subject to change, but currently the plan calls for the route to begin at the front of the CenturyLink Center Omaha on 10th St., and then the end of the race will be near TD Ameritrade Park on Mike Fahey Street.
As a way to honor the annual meeting as well is the race, Brooks took it upon themselves to create a limited edition commemorative running shoe. The name at issue is the Berkshire Hathaway PureCadence 2. The show will feature Warren Buffett breaking the race tape, and you can purchase it at one of the booths on May 4 at the shareholders expo at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Warren Buffett said in a recent press release that the 5K will be “the perfect complement to the See’s Candies, Dilly Bar and Cherry Coke everyone will enjoy while here.” Warren Buffett is quite eager to learn who is the fastest person in the Berkshire Hathaway family.
If you would like to register for the race, it cost $25 and it’s open to the public. Go to investinyourself5k.com to register.