Race season has officially started at the Ingalweather house! We were up bright and early Sunday morning in route to Neil and Edith’s first races of the 2015 season the Bridge to Brews 8K and Kids 1/2 Miler.
The kids race was on the small side and a bit over priced $12(!!) but Edith had fun once she started running so it was worth it. After Edith’s race we watched the start of the 8K/10K race to watch Neil cross the starting line. I was pretty impressed with the organization of the race and how quickly everyone got across the starting line. Once Neil passed us it was time to find coffee while Neil did the hard work for running over the Fremont and Steel Bridges. We made it back to the finish line and watched as the runners crossed the finish line and finally Neil crossed as well.
After the race we headed to the post-race beer festival which included a beer mug and give drink tickets. Side note if you ever do this race get your ID checked and bracelet before you start the race so you can avoid the lines. Since it was 9:30am and I didn’t just run a race I passed on buying my own cup and beer tickets but I did steal a few sips of Neil’s beer.
Once Neil had finished his beers and bowl of soup we headed out to lunch and then home for an unsuccessful nap time. On our drive home Neil and I discussed doing this race next year and hope that we can figure out a way for the both of us to run it.
Next of big race on Neil’s agenda is The Helvetia Half and we have five fun run 5K’s already planned as well. As for my race I am working with a physical therapist right now but I’m not sure that it’s going to happen. I may or may not decide to walk the course but we will see (side note more on PT next week).
Did you race this weekend? Any big races planned this year?
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Sounds like a fun event! I think that any race that ends with a beer is a good thing.
I love the idea of a kids race so they can have fun participating but… Yeah $12?!
I’ve never run this one. My next one is the Portland Rock n Roll half. 🙂
You guys are so inspiring! I knew some people who ran this race, looks like a crazy fun time. Maybe next year I’ll join you in the race 😉 cheers!
Cute, I love that Edith ran the race, too! I hope we can make race running a family affair once Peeper gets a little older.
What a great way to introduce Edith to racing! We took part in another event that day, and had many Bridge-to-Brews racers come by for free grilled cheese sandwiches after their run. They all seemed to have had a great time.
Kids races can be a bit spendy but they really enjoy it and it gets them interested in running. That’s a fun race. I did it many moons ago.
Awesome! There’s nothing like a race that pushes you to your goals. 😉