first flight 5k race report

Race: Virtual First Flight 5k

Runner: Anna Simmons

Race Date: 2020-04-18

Location: Virtual

Results: 24:34

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Do to COVID-19, this became a virtual race this year. The OBX running team did an excellent job in connecting runners online during the event. Best thing about this 5k (virtual or not) there is a finishers medal!

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

Being virtual, I ran it on my own. I did finish with one of my faster 5k times but it’s tough to push yourself to race pace without the excitement of the race crowd!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

Dad did it virtually with me. We ran in our own neighborhoods but we called each other at the start, started at the same time. We do all our races together so we made the best of an odd situation!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

In person yes! It runs by the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

These races are extremely organized. While I did it virtually this year I have done it in person in the past & hope to do it in person again in the future.

Weather and typical race conditions

It can be warm in Eastern NC in April!

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?


The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?


Anna Simmons is a coach with Team RunRun. To learn more about her or to work with Coach Anna, check out her coaching page.

first flight 5k race report