Harbortown 5k

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

Zoom through the Zoo 4 Miler

Zoom through the Zoo 4 Miler 2011
Breakaway neon shirts blind us all!

Celebrate the its-almost-our-anniversary of the Gallaghers again by running through the Zoo. Yes, we were married in the China exhibit. No, whatever Bobby tells you the pandas did not perform the ceremony.

I was looking forward to this last year, due to tales of delicious BBQ and 2 free beers per runner. The BBQ, beans, brownies, etc were fantastic! However, you can imagine all our disappointment when we finished the race (on a very hot evening) to find the Zoo was charging for the many cups of beer they had tantalizingly set out on a table.

Race rule #1: Don’t offer something for free one year and then take it away the next.

Swag will be the awesome buffet of food and t-shirt; don’t count on beer. Two free beers with attached coupons on your bib this year! One mile fun run available as well. 1,000+ people did this race last year and the times were quite competitive. Can’t beat this race fantastic views! You can register the day of for $5 more.

Event website: www.memphiszoo.org/zoomthroughthezoo