The Harvard 5 miler occurs in conjunction with the town's 4th of July festivities. In addition to the 5-miler, there's also a mile race for kids. I'm not a fast runner and most of the participants are; even so, the organizers are friendly, the water stations are encouraging, and they have a staggering variety of snacks at the end: Maple Water, popsicles, fruit, water, muffins. It's glorious.
There is a slight hill. And by slight hill, I mean bane of my existence, why am I doing this, if I stop running, do I just have to live on the side of this hill forever? hill. It is steep and it is long. Possibly, it is evil. But it does eventually end. And the scenery is beautiful.
But that hill. I hate that hill a lot.