Great things about this race:
Plenty of signs and volunteers, you always knew where to go and how to get there.
Plenty of food after the race and it was put out before so you could nibble if you had to.
Chip timed so there is accurate timing.
race Bib for your racing book
well marked course.
lots of door prizes and I won one!
Beautiful medals and trophies for the winners.
Things that could be improved:
Water on the course--there wasn't a water station at any point on the course. Usually in a 5K there is water at mile 1.5 or something like that. Not sure what the race organizers were thinking because you need water when running, especially if you are actually running hard.
An actual packet with goodies in it.-- The packet that was received was just a small plastic bag with ads and some coupons in it.
|Jason and Scott came with me to watch me race and take pictures. Scott really wanted to be there even though in this picture he appears less than thrilled.|
|This is my friend Bill. He used to take my Body Pump class at another gym I worked at years ago. He loves to run and runs races almost every weekend like me.|
|Before the race.|
|Some volunteers at the First Aid station. You can't have a race without great volunteers.|
|Joe the owner of the running store Running Wild in Coralville, Iowa. He has given me tons of great running advice from over the years. It was awesome because at the end of the race I won a $20 gift certificate to his store! Thanks Joe.|
|This bandana says it right. I want a shirt that says this.|
|Speaking of food, here is some that was provided for the runners and there was plenty.|
|Massive amounts of Scooby fruit snacks!|
|Running to the finish. Jason took this picture.|
|Post race picture. Glad to be done! However then Jason took Scott to an Easter activity at the church so I ran home another 3.1 miles. I know I'm a crazy runner.|