Sunday, September 13, 2015
Suwanee Fest 5K/10K
It's not often when the chance comes along to do two races in one day but the opportunity did present itself on Saturday. I really did like the cause of the Suwanee Fest Superhero 5K & 10K Classic, it was a benefit for Cure Childhood Cancer. The 5K started at 7:30 and the 10K at 8:30 and since I've really slacked off doing races this year, it just made sense to do both.
As usual I arrived early to the race only this race was different. When I picked my race bib & packet, they also gave me a cape. So I donned my cape, walked around a bit only to find Batman & Robin and the Batmobile!
Very fitting with the Superhero theme of the event. Back in the day that was one of my favorite TV shows.
For both races the Batmobile lead the way.
About 350 people did the 5K and close to 150 people did the 10K. The way I found out about the race was through the meetup (meetup.com) walking group I typically walk with on Saturday mornings. Michelle, our meetup group organizer posted about this race instead of meeting up at our usual location. I'm glad she made us aware of this great cause. Although I think other meetup-ers did the 5K, with 350 racers and hundreds of more spectator/supporters I just did not see them.
The 5K started at exactly 7:30 and we were lead through the timing chute by the Batmobile. I walked the 5K in 41 minutes and 19 seconds, a pace of 13:20 minutes/mile.
After grabbing a water after the 5K I did run into Maria and Rick, from the meetup group. The three of us lined up near the back of the 10K-ers. And just a few minutes later, we were off.
Once again the Batmobile started us on our way. As we progressed through the race I discovered that this was Rick and Maria's first 10K and not only that, it was Maria's first race ever!
It was a great workout for all!