- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
Disclaimer: Having recently completed PT, I wasn't in 10K shape when I ran this race.
This was one of the toughest races I've ever done. First, it was already in the 90s F by the start, and the humidity that day reached 90%. The route was all concrete and there was so little shade. Even though we ran all around the Trinity River, I couldn't enjoy any of it. I was grateful for the aid station volunteers--they handed out extra cups of water to runners and I don't think I could have finished otherwise. (By the 4-mi mark, I had gone through 2 stations, finished the 21 oz electrolyte drink that I'd brought with me, and I still felt dehydrated!) After finishing, I made a beeline for the beer because I desperately needed to cool down--they had run out of everything but their IPA. (I've run in other area races that start/finish at a brewery and I've never had this happen before.) So I was really disappointed--I'd been looking forward to trying TAP beers for the 1st time.
Running experience aside...this event had to be rescheduled due to the massive flooding that hit Texas last spring. The pool of runners was really small but it was hard to tell if this was due to the rescheduling or to poor advertising. I also wasn't a fan of the tank shirt--it was a shocking ultra-neon orange--but that's just my personal preference.
FYI, from the event site, it looks like this run might be discontinued.