• Lawrenceville,
    New Jersey,
    United States
  • May
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Princeton, New Jersey, United States
6 5
"Big Red Race 5K and Kids Run"
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Sharon 's thoughts:

Registration for the 5K was either online or by mail. I chose to mail my registration as the Kids run registration is only by mail. If you wanted to get a t-shirt for your kid(s), you had to preregister. There was no expo for this race as it's a small local race. We picked up our numbers the day of.

On race day, parking was confusing. On their website was map of where to park, labeling two parking lots, however one was blocked off and the other was just hard to find and it did not help that the girls directing us where to go were of no help, so we ended up parking on field where others were parking (not on map).

When we got to the track where the races were located, we headed to the tables for the Kid's run registration. Pick up went smoothly for the kids's however for the 5K, it was confusing which table to go to. There were separate tables for those that went to the school versus those that didn't. It would have been a lot easier for everyone if they had just labeled the tables or made signs so we wouldn't have to walk to each table and ask if this was the correct place to pickup our numbers and shirts.

The Kid's run is great! It's my favorite part of this event as kids of all ages can participate to run and their ages determines how far they have to run. Both my 3 and almost 5 year old ran and they had a blast. What is cool is they each get a t-shirt and a medal. Major plus is that the kid's races are free but they do want you to bring canned goods in place of the entry fee which is pretty neat as they donate them to local community agencies that fight hunger.

As for the 5K, the run was great. It is pretty flat and fast, it takes you all around the school grounds. They even had water stops. Only thing that I would have preferred on the course was mile marker signs, but other than that the race was good. Finish line doesn't have all the cheering like other runs, but it's where the finish area is that makes it so. It's kinda tight. They did have water right at the end which was good, but a lot of the snacks (doughnuts) were gone as after the kids races, it was a free for all. I did manage a banana which I was totally good with.

I would do this run again, just because it's local and also the kid's races make it a great family affair.

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