Earlier this month the kiddos and I woke up early, drove to the other side of town and ran Bristlecone Events Groundhog Day 5K Community Run! I'm part of a running group on Facebook and one of the members was offering free registrations for this upcoming event and of course, I was all for it! Free Race, count me in!
Bristelcone Events is a new racing company in Las Vegas and they'll be putting some new and fun events this year. The cool thing about their community race series, is that they are only $15 and although they don't have tshrits and medals at the finish, they're still fun, community oriented, and organized. They also provide a water station and treats at the end :)
This was Diego's first 5K and he did so great. He took off at the starting line and Elysse and I never caught up! The race was 3 loops with 1 aid station. Jason was waiting at the aid station and cheered us on at each lap. Since Diego was running ahead, I stayed with Elysse and ran alongside her. She started off super excited but about halfway through our first lap, she started to get tired. I'll admit she got a little whiny and started complaining. It was hard to keep positive with her complaining, but I tried to motivate her as we ran and walked.
Diego finished strong about 5 or so minutes before us and he was so pumped! I think he may have experienced his first runner's high!!! He went on and on about how much he loved it and how good he was feeling. I was a proud momma :)
We're already looking into doing another family 5K run together and hopefully Jason will join us next time ;)
Have you ever ran a 5K together as a family? What's been your favorite race?