Race Report: American Legion Post 304 5k Run
The Queen invited me to run this race with her. I agreed (how could I refuse such a request). Besides, I’m in the final six weeks of my Half Ironman training regimen, it was a slight hiccup, however, this is a recovery week, a 5k wasn’t too much of an interruption, and I was delighted she would ask me.
Host: American Legion Post 304
Date & Time: 20 August 2011, 7:30 am
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia –Barrett Lakes
1940 Lodge Rd Kennesaw, GA
Cost: $20 early, $25 day of
Course map: Race Map
Terrain: Rolling hills. (see notes below)
My Overall Impression: This was a very pleasant, well organized race. Nice swag bags. After race food was adequate, but the vendor giveaways were great, and more than made up for it. I would certainly run this race again.
Notes: Race time was at 7:30. The route was advertised by the event promoters (not the American Legion Post) as flat. It wasn’t flat. It was more rolling hills. I found the course to be a nice run. The hills were not bad and truly rolling. Many times courses are listed as “rolling hills”, and what they mean are “many steep hills”. However, several people were expecting flat.
I suspect there were 100-200 racers.
Competition was moderate. Races like these can run the gamut, especially if many old time military guys come out (who often tend to be FAST as runners).
From the race site:
5K run to support the American Legion Post 304. We support 5 Cobb County High Schools. Allatoona, Kennesaw Mountain, Mt Paran Christian, North Cobb & North Cobb Christian as well as the R.O.T.C of Kennesaw State University and many Veteran organizations and causes.