Gilbert 10k

Gilbert 10k

Gilbert 10k

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Gilbert,
    United States
  • November
  • 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Emily White

Chandler, Arizona, United States
74 58
"Brand new local race"
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Emily White's thoughts:

This was the first year for this local race. There is also a half marathon and they are hoping to have a full marathon next year as well.

There were a few hundred running the 10k. It started at Crossroads Park and did a U-shaped route basically down 2 miles, over 2 miles and up 2 miles. We ended at the Civic Center, where they had a decent spread of vendors set up.

The packet pickup offered a few alternative dates and locations. I went to Cadence Running, which is really small and not set up for a packet pickup situation. On race morning, they delayed of the start by 17 minutes so that the lead half marathon runners could pass by. It seemed rather pointless, as we literally cheered on 2 runners. It was cold out and we just wanted to get started.

That being said, they have nice medals! Yes a medal for a 10K! The half marathoners had a totally different medal design, almost like it was from a different race entirely. The shirts were an extremely bright neon yellow/green, but that didn't stop most people from wearing them for the race.

The one negative is that 10kers ran a point to point race course and had to be bussed back to the park where we started. That required a 5-10 minute walk through an unkept field over to a nearby parking lot. They were pretty much on schedule, so that helped.

All in all, I would do it again. It was fairly well organized and had that small local race feel.

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