I absolutely loved this local community race. It started at Randolph High School, where there was limited parking available but an abundance of parking immediately across the street, only a few minutes' walk to the start. Packet pick-up was highly organized, and the race t-shirts were of great quality. The volunteers were incredibly friendly despite the cold, rainy conditions on race day.
The course itself wound through a residential area adjacent to the high school. The route was mostly flat and free of traffic, with the exception of one short but significant hill after mile 2. Course support was outstanding with volunteers lining the course to cheer on runners and a water stop near the halfway point. The race finished with a lap around the Randolph High School track, which gave runners an opportunity to really kick it in for a fast finish. I was psyched to win 3rd overall female and to PR my 5K at this race!
Overall awards were engraved trophies that were presented at the end of the race. There were no age group awards, which would have ordinarily been disappointing if not for a smaller field of runners which made age group awards somewhat unnecessary. Volunteers served hot dogs, popcorn and other snacks at the concession stand for free to all runners and spectators, which was a much-appreciated treat on a cold morning.
Overall, an exceptionally fun, well-organized and supported community 5K that I will add to my annual race rotation for the future!