Celebrate Bobby’s first race in the 30-35 age group right on his 30th birthday at the Harbortown 5k. The course winds its way through Harbortown’s beautiful neighborhoods, now flood free. There was a debacle in 2008 when course monitors failed to point the way for front-runners, causing them to skip almost a mile of the course (how’s that for a PR?). Support has been great since. Every spectator in Harbortown comes out with hoses, water, and even jello shots! You’ll be running through those hoses too, because in past years it has been warm.
Swag: The Phoenix Club (sponsors of the race) must have an in with the Nike factory here in town, because there has been some fantastic Nike goodies at the Harbortown 5k the last two years. Without fail we have gotten a drawstring Nike bag and a Nike hat or visor (both with $20 tags still on). Also the required white 5k t-shirt.
Food/Beer: I can’t recall if there is spread afterwards or not. Bobby swears there is free beer, but I don’t remember that…
Benefits: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis
Event website: www.harbortown5k.com