Local Race Report: Holiday Stress Buster 5K 2017

I first ran the Lake Helen Holiday Stress Buster in 2016. In 2017 it was my only holiday-themed race.

Training & Goals
The Dopey Challenge of four back-to-back races would start the following Thursday. For this race I was looking to have fun and remain uninjured (same old same old).

Race Day: December 24, 2017
Lake Helen is close to home. I had to get my packet before the race but there was plenty of time to get parked, pick up my stuff, and drop it off back at the car. Arthur came along to spectate. It was 61°F at the start with high humidity and partly cloudy skies.

Mile 1: 10:44

Mile 2: 10:44

Mile 3+: 10:20, 1:32

Recommendation
A nice little local holiday race. The course through Lake Helen is cute and the event was well-managed. Recommended.

Chip time: 33:05
Placement details: 10th of 28 in Age Group, 159th overall out of 426 finishers
Race Amenities: Swag included a nice long sleeve tech shirt and finisher medal for all
Cost: $18.00

Report written January 28, 2018

Comments

Be the first to comment

Comments with links or HTML will be deleted. Your comment will be published pending approval.
Your email address will not be published

Race Recap: Running With the Herd 5K 2018

I ran the inaugural Running with the Herd 5K in the Villages. I like to race in the winter and some of the local races I've run in the past are no longer happening. I thought it might be fun to take a drive out to the...

Race Recap: United With The Blue 5K 2023

I participated in the second annual United With The Blue 5K in Lake Mary, Florida. The race director is a WVR club mate and the event honors law enforcement fallen officers and raises funds for two related charities: Law Enforcement United and Team Blueline.

Local Race Recap: Deland MeStrong 5K 2022 Victory Lap

The MeStrong 5K in Deland, Florida, is a huge small town race put on by a local cancer charity and fund-raising group. The 2021 event, converted to virtual, would have been the 10th event. The organizers wanted to end on a high note, deciding that ten years of...

Race Recap: Shark Bite 5K 2019

The fourth annual Shark Bite Half Marathon and 5K took place on January 20, 2019. This fun and popular event happens in the shark bite capital of the world, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The charity Girls on the Run Volusia County is associated with the race. Training...