I did have a couple of issues with the race this year though:
• It was NOT 3.1 miles, it was almost .15 longer, which I breathlessly and adamantly informed the workers handing out the results tickets just past the finish line. When you're budgeting your energy and saving a last burst for that last quarter mile, that distance makes a big difference! They were like, "o rly?... srryyy..." And I was like... o.O
• It was not, as advertised, completely downhill. It's fine to have a varied race, but don't send out emails specifically and enthusiastically stating that it's an easy, all-downhill race. It just makes the uphill parts even harder because they're unexpected.
But they had fun treats and the theme is fun, and like I said, the cause is worthwhile. I did pretty well (not as well as last year) at 21:54 (4th in my division, 7th overall), and Julie did great too (5th in her division at 28 minutes).
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