I was signed up to do the half marathon (21K) however with the weather so bad and so very wet, I didn't have the proper clothing to be running in that for 2.5 hours. I didn't have rain gear to run in. So I did what I felt I should and switched last minute to the 7K. That ended up to be great as I placed in my age group and I never expected to do that with the hills on this course, but I did and that was awesome. Plus because of the last minute switch I was able to get back to the hotel just in time for breakfast before it ended.
Besides the course being full of hills, the race itself was put on very well. The race director and team did an awesome job with food after the race, awards, shirts, finishing medals and more. I was pleased and would do this race again IF I lived closer.
I just happened to be in St.Louis visiting Amy while she attended a Haunt convention. We found this race to do before traveling back to Iowa.
The results are HERE !
|Amy Larkin, Me and Josh Sevcik after the race soaking wet.|
|Some of the goodies given to us after the race.|
|My bib with the finishing medal.|
|The finishing medal up close if you care.|
|My watch showing my time and distance.|
|The amazing plaque I received for being 1st. I couldn't believe it.|