Yes that is me in the blue shirt! I love this race. Simply one of my favorites. It's an annual tradition. Rolling hills, roads, grass, steps, lots of changes to foot strike. You won't be bored and it's 5 miles a great push distance. I am thrilled they are keeping the race and festival going. This is one of the longest running events in the Tampa Bay area, started in 1978 or 79 depending on what you read!
Kevin will be celebrating his 40th birthday on his first ever trip to Vegas doing this race. I can't think of a better reason to go. There are only 2 days out of the year that the strip closes down and one of them is for this race. You'll start running at 4:30pm, which is interesting. No early risers in Las Vegas! Imagine seeing the sights as you run past all of the famous landmarks with music all along the way. It should be a blast! Be sure to let us know if you plan to come out. There is already a large group booked to go!
This is shaping up to be a really great race. It will be a full on tour of the city, which many now know is a vibrant and growing artistic area with lots of scenic and notable destinations - The Vinoy, The Dali Museum just to name a few. The city supports it fully and from what I've been told it will be a great course (no cobblestone!). Be sure to check it out!
We now have a team for this race. When you sign up, choose "Take...The First Step" under teams to join us! Also, you can save 5% when you enter "TIAPET5" at checkout
For something a little closer to home, the Mount Dora Half is said to be fun with gentle rolling hillsl. I hear they've got a great little shopping area too that you may want to check out before or after race day for your last minute gift needs! Let me know if you'd be interesting in running this one!
We now have a team for this race. When you sign up, choose "Take...The First Step" under teams to join us!