Our first evening run on the tour took place on Friday Evening, September 16 in Memphis, TN. The Memphis weather cooperated, and temperatures cooled during the day to a very comfortable mid-70s range, and it colled down as the race went on.
A great experience with somewhere near 2000 runners taking part, we started out just about at sunset and finished in evening darkness. All the while we were being cheered on and “illuminated” by hundred of neighborhood residents who had taken to the streets and lined the running route through the very cool Cooper Young part of mid-town Memphis.
Here is a photo of me with two-time 50fives participant David Johnson.
Once again, the weather favored us on Sunday morning, October 17, 2010 as Carly an I took part in the National Law Enforcement Memorial 5k road race in Washington, DC. Okay, we stretched the definition a bit to qualify DC as a Virginia race, but then its only a mile or so away from VA, and we had our share of training runs from DC into VA and back, and so it goes.
The race route took us right by the front of the US Capitol building, and then around three sides of the structure and back again. It was really an inspiring route and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to participate in this way and to honor and support the memorial.
A 45 degree morning quickly turned into a 70 degree day in the mid-morning sun for this 10 am race start, but we caught some shade where we could, and enjoyed the sunshine along the way.
A clear sky and bright sun greeted us early Sunday morning along with 2000 other runs for a very hot run around the streets of the Sea Girt. Nice to have some homeowners along the course in the front yard with their garden house aloft, sending a cooling jet of water out into the course for runners to pass through. The flat course led from the center of the village out to the ocean and back through the seaside neighborhoods. A great day.
Liza and Bob at the SeaGirt 5k Race in August 2010
On the weekend of Saturday July 17, Carly and I traveled to Manchester, VT for the Komen Vermont/New Hampshire Race at Hildene Meadows. It was a sunny and clear day, and it did not take long for the pavement on the course to make for at least a 90 degree run. We were glad to experience one or more of the misting stations set up along the way to cool things off a bit.
Even with the heat, though, it was a glorious day and a great event for a great cuase, and we were glad to participate and enjoy the morning with at least a thousand other runners, and walkers, from all over New England.
Carly and Bob at the Manchester, VT 5k run on July 17, 2010
Saturday morning, January 30th. It’s 7.30 am and its already 72 degrees. Not bad for a Northerner down in Miami Beach for the weekend. It’s all part of the ING Miami Marathon weekend, and we’re taking part in the Tropical 5k race portion of the festivities. All weekend, South Beach is packed with runners from all over the world, together with football fans streaming into town for the ProBowl and the following week’s Super Bowl. What can you send about meeting the one and only Dennis Rodman in the local watering hole on Saturday night. What a character.
The course was great. All along the MacArthur causeway, with the ocean and bay on either side, there were more than 1500 runners. A nice flat course, starting out by the cruise ship terminal, it was a long run to pass by the four ships in port on Saturday morning. A little bit of a headwind, but a colling one at that. Done by 8 a.m., and then it was off to the beach and the pool.
Charleston, SC. December 5, 2009. What a great city and a great course. Joined by my pal Paul Heinauer, we ran with 1500 other runners thorugh historic downtwon Charleston on a rainy and brisk Staurday morning. After getting rained on for the first seven or eight minutes of the run, the sky began to brighten and the balance of the race was cool and pleasant.
The scenic course passed through downtown and then out in to an incredible neighborhood with stately old homes kept in mint condition. At the halfway point, the course then turned onto the riverfront for the next mile, and then back through downtown for the last half-mile.
Amazing that this is my sixth waterfront/oceanfront race out of the ten races to date. Ive got to race along the Atlantic, the Pacific and Lake Michigan. Going to be tough to keep that up across the U.S.
Almost ran straight into SC governor Mark Sanford prior to the race. He was one of the runners, and I had the chance to meet him after the race, thanks to Paul.
Paul Heinauer and Bob at the finish line of the Charleston 19th Annual Reindeer Run
Saturday afternoon - 4pm. The rain cleared and the temparature rose to a comfortable 50 degrees as 1500 runners gathered at Lincoln Park just north of downtown Chicago for the 10th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5k race. Great run if you like a flat course - hardly a hill to be seen.
Pumpkins in the Park 5k - Chicago 2009
Race number six of the 50 Fives journey took place on Saturday morning November 29, 2008 in scenic York, Maine. The 11 am start yielded fantastic weather for the season - 41 degrees, but a clear, bright sunny sky and open course made it feel a lot warmer. About 250 runners ran the undulating course that presented some panoramic views of York Harbor out to the Atlantic Ocean. A good inspiration at the 1.5 mile, to turn the corner and head back up the hill to the finish line in the village center.
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