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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race takes place in Williamson which is a small town about 30 mins northeast of Rochester. It coincides with the Apple Blossom festival there. I was happy to find … MORE

    This race takes place in Williamson which is a small town about 30 mins northeast of Rochester. It coincides with the Apple Blossom festival there. I was happy to find a Friday evening race since I was flying to Chicago Saturday morning and this gave me the opportunity for a 2 race weekend. The race starts at 6:45pm so no stress getting there after work. The race was quite small with just under 100 participants. There wasn’t any pre race emails but the website was updated and had all the info you need to know. The start is at a middle school and had plenty of parking. Packet pick-up was easy and included bib and a white cotton shirt. Not the biggest fan of white cotton shirts for swag but it had a fun design and it was a cheap race. The race started in front of the school. There was just a line drawn in chalk that said start. It was chipped time at the finish only not the start. The RD gave a few announcements and blew an airhorn and we went. The first part of the course was an approximately 3/4 mile loop which went through the downtown and past the festival and back to the Middle school. There were a ton of spectators for such a small race. The whole town was out. There were probably close to as many spectators as runners which made it really fun. The next portion was an out and back for about 1.5 miles. This part was more in the countryside and quieter neighborhoods and quite pretty. There were some spectators even here. Then you do another loop through the main part of town. It was kind of a confusing course but very easy to follow as there were volunteers at every corner and markings as well. Each mile was marked in chalk and there was an aid station around the halfway point. I took my time and just enjoyed the race and interacted with the spectators since it was a hot evening and I didn’t want to reinjure my foot. There were the most adorable kids with a lemonade stand on one of the corners and I stopped and bought some. They cheered me on at the end and one little kid from the lemonade stand told me “don’t worry you’re not last” as I was close to the finish line. My time was obvious pretty slow but I had fun. Results were posted right away and there was a good snack selection with granola bars, bananas, goldfish crackers and mini muffins along with water bottles and gatorades. This was a very nice small 5K. It obviously didn’t have the bells and whistles of a larger race but I was impressed with the effort put into a small race. I hope they can get more participants and grow this race more. I would definitely do it again especially since it’s a Friday as long as I am not traveling.

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    2
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    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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