• Richvale,
    United States
  • May
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
  • Trail Race
  • Event Website


Olivehurst, California, United States
8 4
"Run Around the Rice...and Then Win Some!"
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Christa 's thoughts:

The Run Around the Rice 5k is a great local race benefiting a local elementary school. It was a fairly small race but fun nonetheless!

This event is held out in the rice paddies which make for a really unique and pretty view. The downside to being out in this farmland is that you have to drive and park on the side of a gravel road and step into tall grass when you get out of your car. It wasn't a huge deal but it's not preferable.

The course is completely flat so elevation is no issue. It is, however, all gravel, grass, or dirt trails so watch your step. That being said, I didn't have any problems. It was a great course, I loved the rice paddies, and it was nice going in a loop instead of out and back. That is a huge plus to me!

There was 1 water station on the 5k course and several stations of people with signs cheering us on. I always love getting that support! For this race, I had the option of a t-shirt or a tank top which I LOVED. I got the tank top and I wear it for my workouts all the time.

Something quirky and unique about this race were the prizes. I placed in my age group and instead of a medal, I got a gift bag of fresh local olive oil and...rice! What else? I thought it was funny and really neat. Not to mention my family and I enjoyed eating it later!

Overall, this was a fun race with some unique traits and I would definitely run it again!

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