- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
This is my "hometown race", and my third year running it. Once again, it was a good experience. The race primarily goes through local neighborhoods, but the traffic snarls were minimal. This year, there were two double-sided water stations on the course (so four opportunities to refresh), which was welcome with race-time temperatures solidly in the 80's and noticeable humidity. Runners were given cold towels and bottles of water at the finish, also especially nice in the weather. Post-race snacks were good--several kinds of fruit, bagels, cupcakes, and my new favorite: Oreos topped with peanut butter and banana. Shaved ice was also available for purchase. There was a kid's race as well. Winners got medals and also a palm tree (yes, a real one, in a planter). The shirt was a technical tank top, as in previous years. Also in the race swag was a coozie, pen, and toothbrush. One slight criticism of the site was that there was no available WiFi for social media posting. Overall, still a fun race, and one that I plan to do again next year.