The last 5k for the year was the Turkey Trot that was hosted by the Downtown YMCA. I lucked into free race entries because BMI was a sponsor of the event and they didn’t think anyone else would want 8 race entries to a 5k except for me. I was more than happy to take advantage.
All I can say about this race is that I am glad I hadn’t actually paid for it because I was very disappointed in how it was run. Josh and I picked Kim up and met Jen before the start of the race. It was chilly out, but much better conditions than the Route 66 half four days earlier. I was bummed that I couldn’t find Patti before the start of the race, but luckily she found me after we got started.
This race started with a couple of hills, then had a steady incline, and then finished with a couple of hills. Not my most favorite course, but I was pretty happy with my time. My chip time was 23:49, but they had me listed in the men’s division at first, and they had my age wrong. It wasn’t just me, I think everyone I knew that ran this race had screwed up info for their results. I know it’s just a 5k but it’s nice to see how you stack up against everyone else and I’ve never seen results as messed up as these.
Oh well, we did get a good picture at the end of the race…
It was nice to start Thanksgiving off with a run with some of my favorite running friends.