- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
This was my third time running the Cul de Sac 5k. This is a series of 3 races on Monday nights in July through the Wyndham neighborhood in Richmond, VA. It is also one of the hottest races I've ran as the average temp is around 90, with the 'real feel' possibly in the 100's.
Packet pick up is before each race and if you run all 3 they hand out something. The first year I ran it was a towel, the next time it was a medal, and this year it was a hat. I like that they don't do shirts as I don't really want a shirt anymore from a race. On the last night they have pizza for everyone and one of the sponsors had Popsicles they handed out.
The course follows the road around the school and dips in and out of 3 Cul de Sacs before completing the loop back to the school and the finish. One neat thing is they add up points form all 3 races to determine age group and top finishers, so you can mess up one week and come back strong the next. This series is also a good way to see the effects of temperature and how it affects your running. The first week was the hottest and also my worst time, while the second was the coolest and my best finish.
There are usually 2 to 3 water stops along the course and some of the homes will be out with sprinklers hosing you down if you want it.
This is a run series and I'm looking forward to next year.