Sunday, October 5, 2014

Kickoff to Kinnick 5K-Iowa City, Iowa City - Saturday, September 20, 2014

It was a beautiful morning for a race.  A little humid, but not bad.  I asked my friend Allison if she would like to do a 5K with me about 8 weeks ago.  She agreed and so she started training.  This 5K was unique as it ended on the Hawkeye field, so you got to run through the football players tunnel into the Kinnick stadium.

Jason ran this race as well and we met him at the end.  I stayed with Allison.

Good things about this race:
Chip timed
Nice bib for your scrapbook
Race details online
Online registration
Lots and lots of good Food after the race
Ending on the Hawkeye field
water stop on the course
plenty of volunteers
Great race shirt that is dri fit.
Seemed very well organized.
Band on the course that sounded really great.

Things that could be better about this race:
Pace signs at the beginning so walkers DON'T line up in front of runners
No hills
Putting the water stop more at the half way point INSTEAD of at mile 1 where you don't need it yet.
Letting us get water on the field instead of having to wait until walking all the way out of the field to get it.
Cap the race at 1500 so there aren't so many people in the race.
Finishing medal since it's a cool Hawkeye race
Recognizing winners of age groups and Overall winners there at the race and not mailing the awards.
DOOR PRIZES, seriously you had sponsors, so where were the door prizes.

Photos the Race took

Race Results here.

Here are other photos that I took:

Jason's race bib

My race bib.

Our race shoes with the timing chips on.

Allison, Me and Jason before the race started

Allison and I

After the race in the field.  Pretty cool!!!

On the hawk on the field.

Allison after her race!  

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