There really is no way to describe how amazingly well organized the race is -seriously, think of the most awesome race you've done and I'm sure this tops that! It's just mind blowing how smooth and efficient it is GIVEN it's a "small town" race! Last year this small town race had more than 600 participants and I heard that even more signed up this year than ever before. To show how awesomely well organized and efficient the race is, guess what they added this year??? Disposable chips - now, that's HIGH class for a small town 5K (at least in these ol' Hoosier parts).
The race packets also included a map detailing both the 5K course and the 1 mile course - very helpful . . . .I know that in this neck of the woods, we often show up to the starting line with no idea of the route and if we had a head's up then it was only moments before when we caught a glimpse of a poster board drawing. Rarely is the route (for small town races around here) posted online or added to the registration form.
Finally, the packet included the race shirt. A dull grey color, but a a nice design. This race has only one sponsor (First Bank of Berne) so it's not plastered with logos all over the place.
On to the race itself - here's an "action" of photo with me totally "in the zone - eye on the prize" focused 100% on the timing clock which I think says 34:?? but really says 37:?? (thanks to the lady with a HUGE head that was blocking the clock - good job!). Anyway, besides capturing my awesome concentration and speed (ha) - this photo shows my colorful race attire that you all selected for me (notice the pink sunvisor, pink shirt, and pink stripe down my capris). I love pink so great choice everyone!
Here's a dumb photo, but I wanted to show you I even had a pink pony tail holder in my hair for this race. I painted my nails the same bright pink that I did for the Geist half back in May, but somehow I didn't get a photo of them - BOO (who's a bad blogger? I am, sorry!)
Although I ran alone, I definitely wasn't alone. Here's some of my "peeps".
|These are some of the Spring Into Training Graduates (left to right: Daughter -Mother Duo who did both the Full Moon 5K and the next day Diva Dash back in June, then me in the pink, and S who did the S.I.T. and has been Tri training.|