- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
I got a free bib to this race as part of being a BibRavePro, but there's a good chance I would've done it anyways since I love running around Indy (area code 317). I'll break this review into categories:
Parking/Packet Pick Up: Packet Pick-Up happened the day before and the day of the race in Broadripple, and I was able to score $5 parking right down the street from the race start! There weren't really lines at packet pick up, and I easily got my bib and goody bag. Everyone got a free 317 sticker, a Run(317) pint glass, and because I signed up for all three at the same time, I got a race zip shirt as well.
STARTING LINE: Great! It was well organized, and it seems like overall that people lined up faster to slower, which made it nice and easy once the race started. The emcee was fantastic and kept us entertained as we waited. The race started right on time as well.
RACE COURSE: FLAT and through neighborhoods, which I actually enjoy as it gives me a chance to see parts of Indy I haven't already seen. Unlike most 5ks that I run, there were a few people here and there out in their yards cheering us on which was nice! The Run(317) volunteers were all fantastic and were clapping and cheering as we ran past as well. There was one water station somewhere in the middle of mile 2, but I didn't take advantage of that as I had brought my handheld with nuun.
FINISH LINE: A PARTY! There were volunteers there cutting off the tracking tags on our shoes, followed by people passing out water and pretzels. Each runner over the age of 21 got 2 free tickets for beers by a local brewery, and people were standing around drinking and talking as music was playing over the speakers. It was such a fun finish line.
PRICE: $30- hard to beat for all the stuff you get as part of this race!
The race communications before and after the race were great, and overall I loved it! I can't wait to see if the next race in this series is just as good!