RACE RECAP: Lagoon Valley 5k

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I signed up for this 5k as something to look forward to. I had been running 2-3 miles 3-4 times a week. I figured it would be a piece of cake. But after the last few physical therapy appointments it just wasn’t in the cards. Basically I decided to give my bib to Carlo to run. I knew he wasn’t going to be any kind of competition, since his pace is over 12 min/mile.

We got to the packet pick up about 45 minutes before the race started. It was easy to park, and walk the 1/4 mile to the start.

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The packet pick up was well organized, lots of signs and volunteers.

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They also had a bag check

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Carlo looked like he was excited about running!

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I gave Carlo a pep talk right before he started. “Have fun!” “Follow the person in front of you” and “here’s the map, speak up if you get lost”.

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I was really concerned about him getting lost. But I saw that they did mark the trails with flour and flags, as well as signs like this.

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Then it was time to start!

On your mark!

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Get Set!!

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Go!!!!

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Once the runners took off, the volunteers worked on getting the finish line all set up. They had it lined with little bunnies. Super cute and festive.

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They also worked to set up the post race fuel. It was very plentiful! This is not even 1/2 the stuff they had on there. From crackers and fruit to brownies and ice cream. They had so many good treats!!

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Before I knew it Carlo was crossing the finish line.

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He worked pretty hard

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And was really excited to get his medal!

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Overall this race was definitely worth doing. Carlo said he had fun, and wanted to run another 5k soon!

Brazen Racing puts on events 1-3 times a month, so no wonder the events are so well organized. I also love that every distance received a medal. There was also a place to engrave your medal for $10 at the end of the race. What a cool way to personalize your medal!

I can’t wait to get back to running, but cheering on Carlo from the sidelines is also pretty damn fun!

Cheers!

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