A RACE FULL OF FUN AND SURPRISES

The weekend started off with the Ladies Rock Dayton 4 miler with some friends. The three of us are running a half marathon at the end of June, so this was a fun warm up race. 

  

This is a new race and it didn’t disappoint. The swag bag was full of goodies. There were chocolates, a healing salve, useful coupons, drink koozie, a bag, and a nice Brooks race shirt. 

  

The course was on a bike path along the Great Miami River and wound through Carillon Historical Park where it finished. It was about 85 degrees, but there was a nice breeze so it didn’t feel too hot. 

At the finish line we received an awesome beer glass and a drink ticket. 

   

 

The after party was one of the best I have been to. They had a bartender, and a spread of food that included hummus, pretzel chips, donuts, veggies and dip, bagels and cream cheese, cookies, and some great healthy red velvet and cookie dough dips! I forgot to take any pictures of the food, but it was yummy!

They announced the overall top three winners and then the announced the overall Masters winner. Imagine my surprise when they called my name!  I was shocked to be on stage! The prize bag and bouquet of flowers was amazing!

   

 

I ended up finishing 12th overall, 1st overall in the Masters division, 2nd in my age group. How did I end up 2nd in the 40 + Masters age group and still win overall Masters you ask? The overall winner was the 41 year old winner of my age group and you can’t win two prizes! The “old” girls really did ROCK this race!

This was such a fun race and a great time with friends. I can’t wait to run it again next year!

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