Run to the Light 5k

Did a 5k this past weekend. My friends Ken and Diane Hood had contacted me a while back about using some of Ultramax’s timing equipment to time a 5k run through Silver Dollar City…

It was to be a fund raiser for “the Caring People” an organization to help single mothers. The unique aspect was that it would run through Silver Dollar City at night under the Christmas lights. It sounded like a lot of fun so I figured that since the Ultramax equipment was going down I ought to go along and join in on the fun.

Being that this was a first year event, some things didn’t go the greatest. Everything worked out in the end, but it was almost a disaster. They had tried to limit it to 500 entrants, but were overwhelmed by the response and ended up with close to 1,000 compeitors. A majority of these entrants had never done a 5k before, so that added to the confusion that registration turned into.

After helping hand out transponders until 9:00pm, we hurriedly setup the finish line and imported all the new competitors. Just when I was thinking I was going to have to skip the run and just help out with timing, we got things looking good, so I dashed over to where the run start was and I headed out on the run.

I don’t have a long report about the race other than I ran decently despite having gone for a 13 mile run the previous morning. My average pace ended up at 6:08 per mile, this despite some major hills we had to run up. After this result, I’m feeling pretty good about the upcoming Turkey Trot I’m doing come Thanksgiving, I’m hopping for something around 5:30 pace!

posted at 12:42:50 on 11/15/06 by Tony Rigdon – Category: General