Jo Dee Messina To Run Half Marathon

Country music singer Jo Dee Messina will be undertaking a big challenge on November 11th: she’ll be running a half marathon in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, followed by a concert immediately after she crosses the finish line. The whole event will take place at the Rock N’ Roll San Antonio Marathon, and over 50,000 runners are expected to participate in the fifth annual event.

The event is a big deal for the artist, who shares:

“I’m so excited to be participating in this year’s Rock N’ Roll San Antonio. The Rock N’ Roll Marathon Series is always put together well and they make every runner feel special. I begin my training in a week and already have a pretty good base. I’m not really fast, so I hope I make it back in time for the show. I hear they have a great one planned (she added with a wink). I’m definitely more nervous about the run than the show. But, I’m looking forward to both.”

The Curb Records artist has been busy volunteering her time to help those in need lately. She volunteered at a food bank in October for the yearly Make A Difference Event. For 40 years, hundreds of volunteers across the United States have teamed up on the fourth Saturday of October for Make A Difference Day in their local communities. She teamed up with the Tennessean to help pack food bags at Second Harvest.

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A 26 year-old Canadian girl currently living in England for a culinary career. Fell in love with country music and cooking at a young age, and looks for a way to do both.