Bunny Run 5k

I griped about the Bunny Run 5k for Special Kids and Families last year for running out of small t-shirts. This year they made up for it by even having ladies sized t-shirts available! Bobby and I even got there a little late and they still had a shirt for me (they did run out of larges, but that is the first or second time ever for Bobby).

I do worry about the Bunny Run getting taken advantage of – They don’t use chips or even bibs. I understand not using chips to save money, but by not using bibs people could easily bandit the race. Bobby and I just hopped out of cars and got on the start line – No indication that we had actually paid to run in this race.

The Bunny Run did not fail in their delicious breakfast. While not quite as good as last year’s pancake and sausage on a stick, Chick-fil-a chicken biscuits were offered and they were good! Food ran out for before some of the walkers finished, unfortunately.

There were some fast runners out at this race (Perhaps home on Easter break?). There were 705 runners in this race (Youth Villages had over 750 finishers). With a time of 25:04 I only got 9th place compared to 4th at Youth Villages.

Bobby and I both liked the medals better than last year’s tiles, but our friend Nathan enjoyed the colorful tiles. I never know what to do with tile awards: use them as coasters? You can’t hang them up on your medal rack (Bobby) or bureau (me) like medals, so they tend to take up space.

The funniest thing about the medals was Nathan got second in his age group, or rather I should say “SECOUND” according to his medal. This stresses the importance of spell check! Luckily, Bobby’s first place age group medal did NOT say “FRIST”. Not sure about third though…

Bunny Run – Results

You couldn’t have had better weather for the Bunny Run this Saturday!

Bobby and I got there a little later than we would have liked. Went to get our shirts. Again, hate to complain, but…out of adult smalls…again. Haha, second race in a row. We are really going to have to start picking up our packets the day before if it is an option or getting there super early. Or please, race directors, order more smalls – Obviously it is an issue. But worked out pretty well because the youth large fit nicely.

I ran the shirts back to the truck. No race numbers at this race, which surprised me because there were a tons of folks there – over 700! Tried to find Ashley at the start, but too crowded.

During the first mile on Perkins a guy passed me who looked familiar from the back. “That guy kinda looks like Brett!” I thought, “Nah, his hair is way too long”. I’d find out it was him when I got to the finish line – Doh!

I was going pretty fast for me – the same pace as the Daffodil Dash 3 miler, at which I’d done really well (but didn’t could as a PR since it was only 3 miles). After reaching mile 2 I was getting tired. I’d stayed up late the night before and my stomach felt a little blergh. I was on Southern, just before mile 3, and I considered walking. I was facing the sun, had forgotten my sunglasses and just didn’t feel that great. I was almost at the end, but I hadn’t seen that “Mile 3” sign yet. Then I saw Bobby walking back from the finish line and cheering me on. “I can’t start walking now!” I thought. I knew I was close too if Bobby was walking back. Shortly I saw the 3 mile sign and was able to pick up the pace just a little bit. I finished at 26:59, beating my old 5k PR of 29:07 by leaps and bounds.

Saw James and Brett at the finish line (Keshia had to work that day). Ashley finished shortly thereafter with a new PR herself – yay! We walked over and ate these amazing things that looked like corn dogs, except had a sausage in the middle instead called “Pancake-On-A-Stick”. The Bunny Run had the best breakfast food ever at a race and is now in the running for best food at a race.

Winners were announced and Bobby got 2nd in his age group with a time of 20:13! Nathan got 3rd in his age group with 20:49!

A great race, great fun, great food and great friends.

Hop…Like a Bunny!

Bobby and I are signed up for the Bunny Run 5k this Saturday, April 3 at 9am.

At the Daffodil Dash we saw folks with flower petal headbands – who will we see with bunny ears?

Location: Around Audubon Park. Starting line at Oak Court Drive and Southern Avenue (park in Oak Court Mall parking lot).

Format: 5-kilometer run/walk around Audubon Park. Runners begin at 9:00 a.m. Walkers start immediately afterward. 1 mile Family Fun Run after race starts.

Registration:

  • $10 – All Children age 10 and under (including children with special needs)
  • $18 – MRTC members (Pre-Registration ONLY)
  • $20 – Pre-Registration for Non-MRTC members
  • $23 – Race Day Registration (all runners or registrants)

A great family event including children’s games, face painting, Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and great food and prizes – Fun for the whole family, so bring the kiddies!