Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa 5K

Another year, another Santa 5K. This is a very fun race.  Once again
I did not make a big effort to get co workers to sign up. I need to do that! 
Miscommunication with my son meant I ran it alone.  It was still a hoot.  There is just something
about seeing all those Santas in one place - RUNNING!  There were 1700 of us out there.

Church Street is packed before the start.  I do need to get a new suit next year.
You pay less if you are using an old suit but mine looks like Santa
vomited on it last year.  It's cheap to begin with so I think I have to say 3 years is enough.


This picture is from the pub that sponsors the race, kind of a cool shot.

I always run slow slow slow in this race and this year was no
exception.  Above is the steepest hill.  Santas thin out but
of course you are still surrounded.

I loved this little Santa.  His father was just pushing him along.
At one point they were pulled over while the little guy had 
a bit of a meltdown but I saw them finish so all was good.

Back at the finish and there is just a lovely picture of me below.
I was way overdressed, the opposite of last Sunday.  I visited Jameson
and Jaxon after which is always a good way to end a race. 



15 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

That always looks like so much fun. :)

Teamarcia said...

I always say I'll do one of these but so far I haven't. Ours is this weekend and the temp is forecast to be 5. I'll think I'll pass again.

Char said...

The pictures of all the Santas look great. We have a Santa race here now but the thought of running in a suit in our hot temperatures just isn't so inviting.

EB said...

Fun! At least it is cold enough to run comfortably as Santa!

HappyTrails said...

Fun, fun, fun! Our local running club has an annual Where's Waldo 5k in the fall where everyone who enters gets a Waldo suit - they are going after the Guinness record next year for the most Waldos. We were out of town this year otherwise we would have done it!

Jill said...

It looks like a blast! I remember when Andrew, a guy I used to coach, did a Santa race in Canada. Glad you had a good time! :)

Amy said...

I love your pictures from this race - it looks like a great time!

Fran said...

So much fun! You look great.

christa said...

It is a fun race. 3 years is my santa suit's limit too,

Kandi said...

What an awesome race! Love all your photos.

Lisa Isenberger said...

That looks like a hoot!

Jamoosh said...

Wow! 1700 people in one place who know whether you have been bad or good...

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Looks fun! Merry Christmas!

Mike said...

That looks like a really fun run!

lindsay said...

This race always looks like a blast! :)