Fourth of July (almost) 5K

by This is Carrie on July 4, 2009

Even though they said the route was just shy of a true 5K and the church sponsored race didn’t attract the same crowds as other races, I was still thrilled to place 2nd in my age group, 35th out of 150 with a time of 24:30ish (didn’t hear the last part of the time they called out and forgot to stop my watch).

Happy Independence Day!


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Gavin McGraw July 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

If it was just short of 5k though, why didn't they just call it 3 miles?

This is Carrie July 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I think all the Advertising was done before they t
finalized the course which had to be changed for safety issues. But yeah, it was basically 3 miles. 5K is catchier to market.

kristie sessions July 4, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Yay! Nice work! I ran a 5k too!! of course I was a bit slower than you. I definitely didn't win a place, much to Ronin's dismay. He really wanted to wear the medal..

Elise July 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Why couldn't they just start the race on the corner of La Veta and Yorba? That probably would have made it a 5K. Maybe they didn't want people walking an extra 0.2 miles.

Chloe July 8, 2009 at 3:01 am

You are totally my hero in ALL ways :) So proud of you :)

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