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Stacey Oswald, originally from South Florida, moved to Nashville as a member of Vanderbilt University's class of 2015. There, she is the assistant editor of Vanderbilt HerCampus, an online magazine for college girls, as well as a writer for the sports section of the Vanderbilt Hustler. She recently became an initiated sister of Kappa Delta sorority and looks forward to getting involved in more organizations, like an a capella group or a club sport, during her college career. Outside of school and her extracurriculars, Stacey finds happiness in many sources, the most crucial being exercise and the sun. She loves to attend exercise classes and is an avid runner; she recently completed the Country Music Half Marathon. She also loves Vitamin D, especially when on the beach- though of course, she only soaks up the sun after applying SPF. A few of the things Stacey couldn't live without? Good food (especially from Sweet Cece's, Bricktops, and Bread & Co.), great books (The Bungalow by Sarah Jio is a recent favorite), her family back in Florida, her wonderful boyfriend, and all of the great friends she's made at Vanderbilt.

Recap: Snowflake 5K 2013

This past Saturday, December 14th, the runners of the Snowflake 5K took over Shelby Bottoms Park with an ample dose of Christmas cheer. There were groups of girls dressed up as elves, dogs dressed like their owners, and even a Santa snuggie that was somehow transformed into a legitimate outfit. If the runners weren’t feeling the Christmas spirit before the race, they certainly were after.

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: PCAT

Photo Credit: PCAT

 

Though Shelby Bottoms Park is never its most beautiful in the winter, it still provided for a great course, full of scenic lake views and rolling hills. Plus, seeing other people jogging along in their jingle bell socks was enough to make anyone push through a tough incline!

Crossing the finish line felt like a victory, especially with all the cheering and excitement going on. But one of the best moments of the morning was seeing the wheelchair racers cross the finish line. They got amazing times, and you could just tell how much it meant to them to dominate that 5K. They were truly an inspiration to all.

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Photo Credit: Stacey Oswald

Despite the cold, rainy conditions, the Snowflake 5K was a massive success. Just by finishing that race, we took one more step to ending child abuse in Tennessee. PCAT did a fantastic job of putting on a fun, holiday-themed event, and I can’t wait to be a part of the race again next year!

Photo Credit: PCAT

Photo Credit: PCAT

 

 

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