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.
The packet pick up was well organized, lots of signs and volunteers.
They also had a bag check
Carlo looked like he was excited about running!
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”.
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.
Then it was time to start!
On your mark!
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.
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!!
Before I knew it Carlo was crossing the finish line.
He worked pretty hard
And was really excited to get his medal!
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!