When Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced to staff that they were sponsoring a team for the 2018 Volusia/Flagler Heart Walk to take place on the track of the Daytona International Speedway, I knew I wanted to participate. So I made my donation, added my name to the team, and picked up my free ERAU shirt. I was joined by library colleagues Jesper, Sandra, and my boss Suzanne.
The Heart Walk took place on Friday, September 14, 2018. We started off at 6:30 pm from the middle of pit road. It was a rare chance to walk around the famous racetrack.
I wore my Vans shoes that day without socks, which turned out to be a mistake. By the time I was halfway around the Speedway, my feet were beginning to hurt. But as the sun began to set, I was able to take some great up-close photos from on the track itself.
As a bonus, we got to drive our cars on a stretch of the road course portion of the track on the way in and out. The evening was a great time for a good cause. I expect I will participate in more walks in the future.