Grand island ,
- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
I signed up last minute, about 10 minutes before the race started for this one. Last minute price was 30.00. It was based at a restaurant on Grand Island NY (Say Chesse Pizza). Since I got there so late I didn’t get to experience too much prerace atmosphere. It was cold and rainy and many people were crammed in the restaurant. Which was dry and warm. The volunteers were super nice. Offering to hold onto my swag bag til after but I decided to run to car and put in there.
For a 5k last minute signup the swag was great. A nice tech T-shirt, a purple ribbon sugar cookie, granola bar, chapstick and hand sanitizer. More than I’ve gotten for half marathons. Who doesn’t love free goodies.
This was a smaller 5k. Looking at results it had 170 complete it. There were many many volunteers throughout, one water station. I didn’t notice a medic station but possible there was one. They even had a photographer on the course and taking pics after. She was a volunteer and must’ve been freezing in the rain. So thank you!! After the race they had pizza and hot dogs and some fruit. You also got a ticket for free beer after. I hung around after because I saw results and realized I got 3rd in my age group so I wanted to get my medal! Yay! The restaurant was very crowded. Great race overall despite the weather. I’d do it again.