What You Need to Know
Packet Pickup: Yes. Packet pick up was available at two local locations, and on site race morning. No expo.
Race Course: The 10K course began on the Ceridian campus. Runners followed the Skyway Trail on an out and back run through Clam Bayou Nature Preserve.
Racers then followed the Skyway Trail south along 37th Street to 53rd Avenue S. to a turnaround. The course finished 2 miles later with a return to the Ceridian campus.
Friendly volunteers and police officers kept runners on course, and directed traffic.
Timing Chip: The timing chip was upgraded to the back of the bib this year. (Last year it was a separate tag attached to shoes.)
Race Results: Results were posted online at CoolRunning.com Saturday morning.
Aid Stations: Yes. Two water stations for the 5K, and four for the 10K.
I didn't notice port-o-lets this year. That's because I knew about the permanent office bathrooms available to runners. It's really nice when you can choose an indoor bathroom with lighting and sinks rather than a port-o-let.
Parking: Parking was FREE in the Ceridian parking lot on race morning. Be sure you arrive before the races start or you won't be able to enter the lot.
Cost: Depends on when you register.
• 5K: $30-$50 (Team of 4: $99)
• 10K: $40-$60 (Team of 4: $149, Kids $10)
• Kids Dash: Free with adult entry in 5k/10k
SWAG (Stuff we all get): V-neck sleeveless tech shirt in very nice light weight material.
Happy Surprise: During the first half of the race I saw an Osprey and several dolphins in Clam Bayou. Nice scenery for a race!
Post Race Festivities: This year the post race vendors and festivities were staged in the Ceridian courtyard around the fountain.
The courtyard had a huge fountain and shady spots. It offered lots of seating and cooler temps than the setup in the parking lot last year.
I couldn't stay for the post race festivities, but I did pass a few sponsor tables with snacks and information on my way out.
Photos: A link to the photos was available on Facebook about a week after the race. The race photos were nice, but random. If you were lucky there was a finish line photo of you.
Awards: Prizes for age group winners were a charm and sports towel. The overall male and female winners were crowned May Day King and Queen.
Weather Report: The temperature was 61º
at the start, and 69º at the finish.
No humidity made it perfect weather.