Saturday, May 31, 2008

Run For Your Rights 5k Results

The NARAL Run For Your Rights was a small run around Greenlake. Jarett and I ran with Jill and a few of her friends to support NARAL (pro-choice and women's health) where Jill worked for a few months. This was a very VERY small race compared to Beat the Bridge, yet the protesters made it pretty interesting :)

T-shirt included, but no pictures and not chip-timed.

Location: Seattle, WA (Greenlake)
Official time: 28:35 (estimate)
Chip time: NA
Pace/mile: 9:12/mile

Overall: NA
Gender Place: NA
Age Place: NA

T-shirt from the race, this one fits well!!
Benefits: Women's Health & Pro-Choice

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beat the Bridge 8k Results

Location: Seattle, WA (UW)
Official time: 46:35
Chip time: NA
Pace/mile: 9:22/mile

Overall: 879/3057
Gender Place: NA
Age Place: 152

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge is a 5k or 8k race that goes around the UW campus. Starting and finishing in Husky Stadium, runners must run the first 2 miles to the Montlake bridge within 20 minutes or else the bridge will raise and make you stop for a few minutes. No worries if you do not "beat the bridge," there is a band playing and fun activities while you wait for the bridge, and you can resume the race as soon as it lowers again.

Beat the Bridge was a slightly hilly course, yet not too difficult. Over 10,000 people ran this race, but it was very well organized. Photos available and t-shirt included.

All smiles after the first race and beating the bridge!

Jarett and I after the race.

My first race shirt

Benefits: Diabetes Research