The Run 4 Life 4 Miler is a charity race traditionally run through the tree-covered roads of historic old Enterprise, Florida. For this year the race, which raises awareness and funds for local suicide prevention and mental health programs, went virtual. I had been looking forward to running this race in Enterprise (I've run it before: Run 4 Life 2017, Run 4 Life 2018, Run 4 Life 2019) although I signed up late, after the conversion to virtual.
I'm glad I still had the chance to support the cause. The race enabled RaceJoy for the virtual run, with two local courses mapped out. On race morning I drove over to Green Springs Park and ran the route on the multiuse trail from the back of the park.
Virtual Race Goal
I hoped to finish the run in under 50 minutes.
Race Day: May 15, 2020
Since mid-March I've been running exclusively from my house. The last time I'd driven somewhere to run was way back on March 6th! I was pretty excited to run on this trail. I was looking forward to new old views. It was 66°F and clear with 94% humidity when I started my run.
Mile 1, 2: 12:20, 12:31
I started the RaceJoy app at the start of the out-and-back course. It notified me at mile markers, a road crossing, and the turn-around. That was pretty cool. Unfortunately, it was just a little bit off from my own start from the trailhead. I got the notifications about a 1/10 mile off. I went by my GPS watch, which exactly matched the mile markers on the trail.
I felt good and it was awesome to run on this trail. I don't know when I ran here last.