The proceeds from this event benefited the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation (LBNF) to support educational and athletic events and programs for local youth.
The event consisted of a 10k run/walk, a 5k run/walk (with an official stroller start), and a 1k Tadpole Trot.
The 10k started an hour before the 5k so runners who could finish the 10k in time were given the option to run both races.
The course was well marked and there were many enthusiastic volunteers to guide and cheer participants.
The switchback nature of the course enabled me to cheer on Sole Runners who were racing towards the Finish as I was still heading out.
I love watching the kids sprint from the Starting Line.
The overall male and female winners of the 5k and 10k races were awarded gift certificates for a pair of shoes from Road Runner Sports.
The top 3 male and female in 14 age categories received medals.
The top male and female for the combined 5k/10k received trophies.
Despite achieving a Personal Worst for the distance, I had a really good time at one of my favorite races.