There’s something a bit magical about running in a local 5K, to help benefit a school district’s running program. The New Holland Farmer’s 5K is just that, an awesome race that helps benefit our local school district’s running program.
The race itself was held on a slightly overcast and one of the first real muggy days of this spring. The race started off, the pack feeling strong, running up a slight incline in the somewhat cold, yet damp air. At the top of the road, we made a right-hand turn and started an immediate downhill run. At the one mile mark, kids from the running team were there to cheer us on. It was around this time I noticed how “heavy” the air felt.
Mile two ran us through a small neighborhood, where runners were cheered on by locals and high-fives from some kids gave us the power to run faster and push through the last mile. It was around mile 2 that I started to pass people who had gone out too fast in the beginning – typically this is me, but I came into this race with zero expectations other than to just have fun. And, that I did.
Rounding up the course, the last mile ran us along the same path the finishers run in the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon. It was, all-in-all, a nice 5K course that was one giant loop that is easily run and very enjoyable.
I’m not sure what place I came in, around 40 something, but it didn’t matter. What mattered is that I had fun, and was able to enjoy myself throughout the race. Afterward, there was a 1/2 mile fun run, for kids. My daughter took 1st place in her age group, as well as my son. It was a great way to start off our Saturday morning.
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