AKA, “The race I am totally bummed I am missing this year”.
The Bartlett Parks & Rec Valentine’s Day 5k & 10k was one of my favs last year. This year it is on Saturday, February 12, at 9am. For the cost of a normal race ($20/ea or $30/couple) you get a comfy sweatshirt, hot pizza afterwards, fleece blankets for overall prizes, toboggans for age group prizes and if you are a lady you get a red carnation when you cross the finish line! Now, that was last year, so they could change it up some this year.
There is some cool novelty too in that you can run with your sweetie in the Couples 10k Division. You both run the 10k and they will add your times together. Then they average your ages to see what age group you are.
Not a lot of folks ran this race last year – Good one to medal at. I’ve gotten my one and only award here: 2nd in my age group in the 5k at 29:07!
I’ll be missing it for the New Orleans Half Marathon. There’s always next year!