Saturday, September 20, 2014

Trojan Tough 5K

Tony and I did a 5K this morning over in Jenks. It was put on by the school I used to teach at as a fundraiser for their Jenks Wild environmental camp, and this was the first year for them to have it. There was a 1 mile fun run and a 5K. We dropped Cole and Cate off over at Tony's parents' house and were able to do a 3 mile warm up before the race started. The course was just around the Jenks High School area and residential streets behind the school and ended on the high school track. There were tons of kids and their parents. We were probably one of the few that did not have kids at the school who participated. I think they had about 600 registrations total, nearly 300 for the 5K though.

It was a warm, muggy morning, so our times were not our best...but we both won the overall male and female awards! Tony won the whole thing! Here he is getting ready to cross the finish line!

We forgot to take a picture of the two of us after the race, but here are our medals. We were super sweaty...so maybe we're not too upset that we didn't get a pic!

Tony ran 19:55 (6:25 per mile), 1st overall
Beth ran 21:59 (7:05 per mile), 5th overall, 1st female

We were super impressed with how well they organized the race! It probably helped that one of my teaching partners organized it and she's a runner too. :) There were plenty of waters, bananas, and bagels at the finish even after the fun run went first. There was one water station and volunteers at every turn. They had a TV screen showing the results live as they were coming in. It was also cool to see so many kids getting up early on a Saturday morning to go run. I'm sure a lot of them had never done a 5K before, so that was really neat. We were so glad we did this race...it's a small race, but we have a connection to the school and know it will make a difference for the kids and their fundraising efforts. Maybe next year we can get Cole to do the one mile fun run. He's already been playing "race" around the house and winning our medals when he finishes.

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