- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
Having done the full last year, and having had a busy 2014 race wise, I decided to do the 5km at Legs this year with my wife as a nice way to cap off the year. I ran the same event and distance back in 2012, but this year the course had changed significantly - staying completely on the road rather than having even a small part of it on the trail.
Each of the four distances were staggered to start this year, which alleviated some of the congestion at the start. The 10 k started before the 5 k, however, which meant that a lot of runners from both distances actually finished together, which made for a noticeably more congested finish area.
As always with this event, it was well organized and the volunteers were amazing. There was no shortage of helpful people on course, which is nice to see in a 5k. Parking logistics were also a non-issue, as having experience this event before we knew where to find a relatively open parking lot not too far from the race start/finish.
This years medals were quite nice, with each distance having unique and gorgeous ribbons, signifying the distance. The tech shirts were similar to last years, and purple was a nice colour choice - something different at least. The expo seemed a little smaller than last years, but it was certainly no bigger.
With proceeds from this event supporting local literacy and educational initiatives, it is always a great race to support and participate in. Even with the course changes, it is a fast course and well supported by volunteers. If you haven't had a chance to get involved or run it yet, it still remains one which I would recommend.