Race Report: Taylor Wildcat 5K 2017

The Taylor Wildcat 5K in Pierson, Florida, benefits the Taylor High School softball and cross country programs. This is a local race in a quiet part of western Volusia County and this was the first year I ran. The race had a Thanksgiving theme though no one was really dressed up like a typical Turkey Trot. Overall awards included turkeys and pumpkin pies.

Training & Goals
All the time on my feet for Dopey training hasn't helped my speed much, so I just went into this little race looking for a nice speed workout.

Race Day: November 18, 2017
It was a quiet drive on country roads to the race for the early start. It was 55°F with clear skies at the start. Really nice running weather.

There was a good turnout from West Volusia Runners and it was nice to run with club mates.

Mile 1: 9:26
Zoom! The course was a nice run through residential streets of Pierson.

Mile 2: 9:45

Mile 3+: 9:54, 1:12
The race finished on the school's track. I came in at 30:14, good for my 3rd fastest 5K, and good for 2nd in my Age Group. Woot! There were a lot of AG award winners in the club; a photo of the winning WVR ladies is below.

Recommendation
This was a very well-organized local race with great volunteers and good swag.A+

Chip time: 30:14
Placement details:
2nd of 6 in Age Group, 68th overall out of 140 finishers
Race Amenities:
Nice tech shirt, no finisher medal
Cost:
$23.50

Report written December 12, 2017

Pro photos (c) Almost There Photography

Race Report: Echo Half Marathon 2017

I ran the 4th annual Echo Half Marathon in Volusia County back in June. The point-to-point course takes runners from Beck Ranch Park in Osteen along multi-use trails back to Gemini Springs in DeBary. The race benefits Friends of Volusia County Trails, Inc.. Training & Goals

Race Report: Team RWB Freedom 4 Mile Beach Run 2017

This beach race sponsored by Halifax Health benefits Team RWB, a military veteran support group. The run was full of folks dressed in patriotic gear and included a few in over-the-top costumes as well. The Team RWB Freedom 4 Mile Beach Run is a four mile...

Race Recap: Beachin' It 5K 2019

The Daytona Beach Half Marathon weekend made some changes for 2019, including adding a Saturday 5K to the challenge options. I had planned to run the half marathon for the third year in a row (read my previous reports from 2017 and 2018). Because of...

Race Report: Deltona Honor & Remember 5K 2016

The inaugural Deltona Honor & Remember 5K took place on a very foggy morning at Dewey Boster Park. The race was part of the Live Your Life Well series and meant to honor veterans and first responders, with proceeds benefiting local charities. The run took us...