It was a windy day for a run on Saturday morning, but luckily, the forecasted rain storm was delayed and the weather was fairly dry.
This was the first year for this local neighborhood run, which was held just over a mile from where we live. The support was awesome, although there wasn’t a water station unlike most 5Ks I’ve ran. That being said, I didn’t really miss it.
Pre and Post-race the runners were welcomed inside a gym at THPRD’s Cedar Hills Rec center. Bag check, registration and post-race goodies were all located inside the heated building, which would have definitely been welcome if the stormy weather had arrived as planned.
It was quite a pretty fall run in a neighborhood filled with autumn-colored leaves. Some of the neighbors took advantage of the unexpected dry weather to rake leaves and wave at passing runners.
There were a few more hills than I remembered from training runs in that neighborhood and that might be the reason I was fighting a side stitch a lot of the way.
Turning the corner towards the finish, Katie and I started sprinting and Katie totally beat me in a dead sprint… leading to some amusing facial expressions that were caught by the photographer.
However, according the the timing chip, I actually beat her! Huh, not sure how that happened as I’m pretty sure we started at exactly the same time. Oh well.
There were probably less than 200 runners participating, but overall, a fun time for a reasonable entry fee.
Ran With: Katie
Post-Race Highlight: I could say it was Jason getting a medal for winning his age group, but really it was the free Jimmy Johns sandwich. I could have eaten five.