Many of us who live in cities tend to forget what night really looks like. But far from the glow of streetlights and buildings, I found nighttime truly was pitch-black on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
At least, that’s my excuse for how I came to be standing in front of one of the most famous sights in the world, the fabled Angkor Wat, without even knowing it.
I had always wanted to explore Angkor. When I saw that registrations for the December 8 race were open, it was a carpe diem moment for me — why not finally go, and for a worthy cause, too? So I booked my flight to Cambodia and signed up for the 5k run.