Race day is just a few hours from now and I am stoked. I worked the registration booth for a few hours today and it’s always fun. People are so eager and excited to pick up their gear and see what this year’s shirt looks like. Grey and oh so soft, mine might become a sleep shirt.
There are also the first timers. Picking up their packets and asking lots of questions. Where’s the start, how does my chip work, do I wear my shirt? Awww, I remember that feeling. I kind of wish I could go back. I still get super excited (and nervous) but that first race was just so new and so different.
So what the HOB Fun Run offers are a 10K, a 5K, a kids ½ mile, a 75 yard dash and a not so dirty diaper dash. On that note, how cute is this onesie! Even the smallest competitors receive race swag!
This year the adults don’t receive a medal but the kids all earn a cool dog tag for completing their race. Plus, like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the winners receive cash! Woo hoo! Not that I will ever be that fast. Last year, the same guy won the 10K and the 5K. I think his times were 30 min and then 15:something. Or something around that, either way, freakishly fast.
The start/ finish line goes up today, so that section of road closed early. By the time my shift was done, the big parts were up. By tomorrow morning there will be banners and lots of red carpet. This is the only way I will ever be on the red carpet!
There’s also a pasta feed tonight, pancakes in the park tomorrow, face painting and bounce houses. I am so pumped up! I had my own spaghetti carb load meal for dinner.
I still can’t decide what to wear tomorrow; I have 3 outfits lying in various spots around the room. I really need to try and get to bed early, got a big day ahead tomorrow. 2 races, with a great crowd and some friends running too! I still haven’t quite worked out the logistics of 2 bib numbers and 2 timing chips, but I will.
I hope everyone had a great Saturday and a better Sunday to follow! Sweet dreams!