October 29 - A friend invited me to run a 5K with her as part of a fundraiser for her son's middle school. With the event occurring so close to Halloween, runners were invited to wear their costumes for a pre-race parade and costume contest.
Temperatures for the 11 AM start time barely made it to the mid-30s and a winter storm warning was in effect for the afternoon, but that did not stop hundreds of people from coming out and participating. Kids, parents, and even pets dressed up and joined in on the fun activities leading up to the start.
The out and back course circled the school campus before leading out onto the neighborhood roads. One challenging hill to overcome leading into mile 2 interrupted an otherwise quick and easy 5K course. 28:27