Race: Sugar Rush 5k
Runner: Allie S
Race Date: 09/28/2019
Location: Spokane, WA
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
I had been having issues with my Suunto watch before the start of the race, so did not get to record my time during the run (luckily, my husband timed me). They didn’t appear to be recording official times when I checked at the finish line booth, which was a bummer. That being said, this was more of a fun run for a good cause, so timing maybe wasn’t the most important aspect for participants.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
I was able to meet my 5k goal of around 25 minutes (I ran faster than I thought!). Even though it was cold (and snowy..in September), the atmosphere was good and I felt confident the entire run.
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
5k was an easy out and back along the Centennial trail in the Spokane Valley. Gradual climb on the way back, but overall easy, quick course.
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Due to the weather, the turn out seemed a little smaller than anticipated. There were definitely some seasoned runners in the group who took the lead, but overall, a nice mix of individuals.
How’s the Swag?
Fun t-shirt, free mug, and plenty of goodies (cookies, cup cakes, hot chocolate, etc.) at the finish line.