Leap Day 5K

Every 4 years we get an extra day put into the year. This year, not only is it a year where I finish residency (thanks for ONE extra day), but it happened to be on a Monday. Death stare. However, leave it up to me to find a 5K to do. The Leap Day 5K was put on by Second Sole at one of the Metroparks close-ish to my apartment (and it was only $16).

After work, I went home to change real quick. I got to the park around 6 and got my bib and shirt. After getting situated, I headed to the start. The course was lined with cones and glow sticks sticking out of the cones. The instructions were simple. Cones on your left on your way out until you passed the water station the second time, then cones on your right. The course was a loop course and I forgot the hills that it has hidden in it (I had done a 5 mile cross country race there a few months ago). It was good running weather, but it got darker and cooler pretty quick. It was nice to be able to run in capris for once!! It was a good run, but on the way back, it got tough to see your footing. The glow sticks also started to fade some on the way back. It was a fun race for sure and definitely one that I wish they could get away with doing more than once every 4 years.

Post race, there was some pizza, hot chocolate and post race socializing. Pretty well put together considering I found it maybe 3 weeks ago! If only there was a leap year more often for them to put on their race more often.



About drrunner
8 time marathoner, 65 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. BibRave Pro, Doctor and a mix of insanity

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