- 5 miles/8K
- Road Race
I finally had an open schedule to run the King of the Hill Challenge at Vista View Park in Davie this year. A friend had asked me to run it several years in a row. It is rare to have a race of inclines in predominately flat South Florida, however this is one of the only races with hills. Set on a former landfill that was made a park in 2003, this race is great. The weather did not cooperate as there was a downpour and it was muggy, but the race was fun. A total of 700 feet of elevation gained (according to my Garmin) during the entire race. At mile 1.75 there is the biggest climb of the race and a race within the race. The runner to complete the .25 mile climb the fastest gets $50. The race ends with a final big climb before a .10 mile sprint to the finish line where you are greeted with a great medal and free ice cream.
I picked up my packet at the race so I can't review the expo. The race shirt is a cotton t-shirt with the logo, but the medal makes up for that.