- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
I ran the Frigid 5k & 10k benefiting Toys for Tots earlier in December. It definitely was NOT frigid! I was completely fine dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, but this was an odd weather thing!
This race took place in Leesburg, VA, which is almost an hour away from my house. Other Bishop's Events races have been here, such as the Leesburg 10k. The start line was at Frederick Douglass Elementary School where there is plenty of parking and has very close access to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail where the race takes place. I was signed up for the 10k and arrived about 15 minutes before the race began, enough time to grab my bib. After grabbing my bib I was looking around for the port-o-potty that is usually next to the sports field, but it was not there!!! Oh no! I didn't have time to drive the few blocks to get to a bathroom, so I knew I would have to just suck it up.
Regardless, the race started (there were 61 people running the 10k) and I started off. The course is pretty straight forward: run one direction, turn around, run the other direction, turn around, and finish. It is a mostly flat and easy run.
Word of the wise there are no bathrooms on the race course and good spots to veer off into the woods are far and few to find - one side of the path is mostly people's backyards. My lesson was learned not to count on the port-o-potty by the field...Next time there is a race at this location, stop off at the Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts down the street before parking for the race!