Every year for the past 3 years I have done this fun run and I think it will be on my calendar for years to come. This race is a fun race. No timing, unknown mileage, weird raffles. Just a great group of people getting together for the same purpose. Not to mention free Chili, Ziti, bread with Garlic butter, beer and Coffee!!!
What else could anyone ask for?!
The race starts at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse and we run the streets surrounding this area. The mileage is unknown until run day but is usually between a 5K-10K. Last year it was 4.1 miles, this year 4.7 miles.
My daughter wanted to run it with me and I forewarned her it wasn't going to be easy as there are a few steep hills at the beginning of the race and she has at max ran only 3miles at a time. But, she begged and begged so I agreed. It wasn't a race, no timing, I didnt care where I placed. My friend, M, who is also my nurse, was coerced into doing the race as well with her daughter who is my daughters age.
We started the race at 10:08AM. Weird time I know but its always like that. We started out around a 9:30pace. I was impressed at how the girls were doing. Yes, the next mile slowed and we were run walking the rest.
|John street hill. yeah. Its steep!|
About mile 2.5miles was a Champagne stop, toasted to a New Year with Daughter having a glass of water of course.
With a few more getting to the next lamp post, the next stop sign, around the corner games with the little ones, we are proud to say they finished almost 5 miles in 1:08!