Rev3 Glow Run 5k. Tommy's first race. 1 mile up. 5k in 28:46. 9:16 pace.
The course was more like an adventure run, than it was a true road race. .We ran on asphalt, concrete, grass, the beach (for about 3/4 mile), gravel, up and down wood stairs on the dune crossover, and finshed on carpet. At one point, as we were running through the dunes, dodging the plantings, in the dark, I thought "How is this legal? There are signs everywhere telling you to keep off the dunes, and we're running through it? Okayyy?" The course length is unofficial. The time is unofficail. But the whole thing was a lot of fun. We started near the front, and were about 5th and 6th @ a mile into the race. We hit the beach @ mile 2, Running in the soft sand wrecked our pace, and I was really happy to get back on pavement. While on the beach, we saw a great sunset afterglow over the Gulf (Tommy says this was his favorite part.) Once we heard the music coming from the finish line, Tommy really pushed it through the smoke effects and black lights. I'm guessing we were in the top 25, out of 200, or so. Then we ate hot dogs, and watched Monsters University outside. I'm really impressed with these Rev3 folks. They really cater to families. I think this was a great first race experience for Tommy.
And now I am really curious what the kid could do on a flat, paved track. Hmmm.