- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
The I Love the 90’s 5K in Nashville was a fantastic race! If you have a chance to race in any of the cities of Chicago, Nashville, or Oklahoma City I would highly recommend it.
The registration process was quick and easy. I didn’t have to go through pages of “promotional” magazine offers or donation pages to random things. I entered my information and shirt size. Easy.
Because I drove directly to the race, I used race-day pickup. This was very well-organized. The race event emailed a QR code a few days before the race. They scanned my code and I got my shirt and bib.
Head of the line was easy to find, thanks to the inflatable starting line. We had a big crowd of runners ready to go. The speakers were blasting the best of the party music from the 90’s.
The course was mostly shaded and easy to follow. We ran around Shelby Park on a wide foot path. Markers and cones kept the traffic going. I greatly appreciated the many trees to help with the temps. This part of the country is often overly warm in late September.
Two water stations had Nuun and water. Both stations had plenty of both choices and volunteers.
The finish line had water, Nuun, Honey stinger waffle, and a GameBoy MEDAL! This has to be one of the top 5 medals in my collection.
The post-race area was hopping with people getting their selfies and beer. There was plenty of space for people to walk around and enjoy the post-race fun.
Overall, this was a fantastic return to 5K racing. I loved the location, event course, and racer perks. If you have room on your 2020 race calendar, try to get to an I Love the 90’s Run.