The Turkey trot in my own town cost $30 per person plus a processing fee and is not even chip timed. Seriously, why pay that much and not even get a time?
It was ironic that there were only two port-a-potties for about 500 runners! Fortunately, I got in line with time to spare. There was a lady in the back telling people to hurry up. I think everyone got to “go” by start time.
They had water bottles instead of cups at the water station. More poor planning because who wants to run a race holding a water bottle? And then no water bottles at the finish. They did have coffee, which worked for me, however most runners want water.
They say you get what you pay for. Or should I say you don't get port-a-potties and water bottles at the finish when you don't pay!
This was a 3.5 mile race and I finished in 43:59 (12:34 pace). I was number 353 out of 489 runners. The day was blustery but fortunately the air temperature was warm, so you were good with a warm hat. I had new earbuds so I had my music as well.
This was my 12th race of the year. I met my 2019 race goal of running in 12 races, and I still have one more race coming up.
Since I don't have any amazing race pictures, here is a picture of the salad I made on Thanksgiving. It is a blue cheese and pear salad; the recipe came from Food network.com. My only tweak was adding the craisins. Yummy.
|Dressing was added later|