Saturday, April 25, 2015. Georgetown, KY. 5:30 pm. Cool 50 degrees, cloudy
Fundraiser for area elementary schools, lots of kids
Registration: Available online and on race day. $25 range. Included with registration cotton short sleeve unisex shirt, chip timing and a swag bag with flyers, frisbee, toothbrush and a pen.
Pre-Race: There was plenty of parking nearby. Bathrooms were available in the nearby college buildings. Due to the later start time, participants were arriving early. The announcer was doing his best to keep participants – mostly kids entertained. There were a few announcements about lining up according to pace, but kids some how never hear those. Then the announcer said go and the race started.
Race/Course: The race was held on the city streets near Georgetown College.
- paved streets with lots of potholes
- hills, rolling hills
- miles were marked
- volunteers at most intersections
- photographer at the finish
- one water stop with plastic cups
- no medics
- very few spectators
Finish / Post Race: An archway marked the finish and the announcer was speaking names. You could get your time on a note card. The results were posted as soon as they had them. Random prizes which were awarded via facebook were given. There was lots of food, bars, bananas, Popsicles and water. Awards were given once all participants had finished.
Overall: A nice fundraiser, nothing too special that puts this on a bucket list. Great to see lots of kids being active.
Personal: This was my second race of the day. I had just run the Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon in the morning, so I wasn’t looking to set any PR’s. I also forgot my watch. Didn’t run with music. I did an ok job, the hills were tough, but I finished with a time of 28:29, 4th in my AG, 42nd overall out of 372 people.
Also got to run with family, it was fun to see them and watch them accomplish a 5k.