The start of the race.....
The Santa 5K is a great race that is not really about racing. Everyone shows up and I am sure for many people it may be the only race they do all year. This year there were almost 2000 entrants so it was way too crowded to go fast and get a best time. Maybe if you are used to those kinds of crowds you figure out a way but I don't know what it is. We did have chips so your time does reflect your time from start to finish. I forgot to shut off my watch when I finished and the results still aren't up so I don't know how I did. I also didn't look at the clock. I am not even sure if there was a clock.
Heading up Battery Hill you see runners way in the distance.
...at the top I stopped and turned around to take a pic
of the Santas behind me.
It was fun but next year I am getting a crowd of people to go with me. I don't care if my co workers don't race. They would enjoy this and my mission will be to get them there. I did see a couple of running friends I know.........twice! What are the chances of that! You can't exactly tell anyone what you are wearing and to look for you that way.
.......A Santa skirt and fun socks.
The literature says if you don't wear the exact costume they give you they will pull you off the course. That is so not true. I saw some fun variations. Last year I lost my belt part way through the race and just wore a belt I had this year that worked better than the Santa one.
The meal after may have been the worst post race meal ever. It was simply eggs, ham, sausages. Not what I was looking for at all. Last year they give us fun medals too but no medals either. They didn't spend the money on good food so what was up with that?
Jaxon loves me even dressed as Santa. He was VERY happy to
But if you're disappointed by the meal........go see your cutie Jaxon and you won't care at all! Perfect ending to a fun race.