Race Recap: Running with the Chromies 5K 2018

Two years ago I ran the Dash for Downs at Gemini Springs. This year the race was held as the Running with the Chromies 5K. This is a local race that benefits Welcoming Hearts, a charity that helps those with special needs and their families.

Training & Goals
Still muddling along, enjoying races. Goal-setting and goal-oriented training aren't on my radar right now.

Race Day: March 24, 2018
It's so nice to be able to bike to a race. There was no packet pickup before race day. The start ended up being a bit delayed as people were still waiting in line for bibs & t-shirts at 8:30. It was 57°F with 67% humidity when the race began at 8:49AM.

Mile 1: 9:42

Mile 2: 10:33

Mile 3+: 11:09, 1:05

After the Race
The finish line clock had a camera running so runner finishes were captured. Unfortunately the photos from the camera were lost for some of the runners, including me.

Again the race was accompanied by a small fundraiser festival put on by Welcoming Hearts.

Recommendation
This is an okay little race. I thought it was funny that our medals were in our packets, so there was none of the usual post-race medal-giving pageantry. Too bad about the photos but free race pictures weren't advertised so I guess it's not fair to complain about that.

Chip time: 32:24
Placement details: 4/8 in Age Group, 44th overall out of 116 finishers
Race Amenities: Cotton t-shirt and finisher medal for all
Cost: $27.50

Report written April 7, 2018

Novelty Fun Run Report: Orlando Happy Halloween Run

The Happy Halloween Run, apparently previously known as the Halloween Hustle, is a novelty untimed fun run put on in several cities nationwide by Superfly Running. Naturally, participants are encouraged to dress up. Training & Goals I was looking for a fun Halloween race for this season...

Race Recap: Saturn 5K (Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Race)

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, a pair of commemorative races was organized to take place on Kennedy Space Center property. I wanted to run the Apollo 11K but that race had a 13 minute mile minimun that I wasn't sure...

Orlando Race Report: Lady Track Shack 5K 2022

I ran the Lady Track Shack 5K on January 29th, 2022. This was the second time I participated in this long-running and popular local race that celebrates women's health and raises money for mammograms for members of the community in need. I previously participated in 2018.

Race Recap: Doughnut (or Donut) Day 5K 2022

I ran the Doughnut Day 5K in Lake Mary, Florida on June 4, 2022. This race is put on by the Rotary Club of Seminole County and benefits their scholarship fund. It was the 4th or 5th annual running of this race (Facebook said 4th; race page...