Around these part, starting in February, the Triple Crown of Running is what its all about. It kicks off with the Anthem 5k, then moves onto the Rodes City Run 10k which happens 2 weeks later... & then another 2 weeks, its the big race. The Papa John's 10 Miler. That one goes down into the hills of Iroquois Park & ends with you running in Papa John's Stadium & your face on the Jumbotron.
That race actually made it into Runners World magazine as one of the top 10 mile races.
All these lead up to the big BIG race of the area. The Kentucky Derby Marathon or miniMarathon...
I just started running in 2009. The 13.1 mile race was my first one. I totally skipped the Triple Crown ... didn't even know it existed. I was new to this whole world.
But the next year, I was all informed & have been doing it ever since.
So I was excited to register for my 5th year...
I found out the course was changed on the 5k & the 10k
OK... the 10k, I'm actually happy about. The finish line is at the same spot, where its usually not... & I've totally hated that about that race. Progress.
Where the opposite of progress happens is with the 5k. The race usually happens downtown. Now, I live about a half hour away from downtown... in a different state actually.
To do a race where about 8,000 people run, it takes extra time to get in the area, find a parking spot, get to the race & THEN even get prepared with stretching & working the nerves out...
A race starting at 8 am, I would have to leave my house no later then 6:30...
& then today, they announced the route had changed & I thought, maybe this one changed for the better too.
Nope... this one isn't even in Downtown anymore.
its moved even further away to the east end of town... Seriously???
I googled the directions & it said it would take me 60 minutes to get there. Are you kidding me?
|I can't even think about the long drive|
I could be a trooper & add in another half hour & leave no later then 6... but really?
I guess I'm not that dedicated.
I don't want to drive that far & wait that long for a 5k.
If it was half marathon, I would do it. But a 5k? It would take longer for me to get there then the actual race would take... not to mention coming back home.
I'm a Debbie downer today apparently.
I went onto Twitter & complained... as every American does when they're upset.
Then onto Facebook & complained some more on their page.
They got in touch with me & offered a refund for the race.
GOOD - you should. Waiting till 1 month before the race & announcing route changes?
But now I'm bummed. I hate ruining running streaks in a race. Missing that shirt. I'll have all the other years... but not 2014 now...
I'm REALLY a Debbie downer today if a missing t-shirt bothers me....
How far have you traveled for a 5K?
Do you hate missing a race when you've done it years in a row?
Anyone else letting the cold put them in "Debbie downer" mode?