|Excuse the nasty toenails...|
The BEST part of this race, was it was a special race. My friend Missey was running it as her final "single lady" race before her wedding! It was so fun to get to hang out with her and all of the other YMCA girls before and after the race.
|AWESOME ladies before the race!|
|Start of the race on the track at Howard Wood Field!|
It was a chilly morning, but PERFECT race weather. (Note our coats and long sleeves!) This race starts at Howard Wood Field, winds through the falls park, and ends at Sertoma Park. Sioux Falls is a GORGEOUS town. I love going there, mostly for the shopping, and all of the years I'd been there, I'd never actually seen the falls. Crazy right. Running through a town is definitely the best way to see it! The race begins on the track, it's rather congested, and makes for a difficult start. The gun goes off and everyone makes a full loop of the track, crossing the start mat at some point, and then heading out into the parking lot toward the street. The race ends way on the other end of town from where it starts. They have a shuttle system for people who don't have awesome Rachel's to be there to drive them!
|Rachel and I at the finish|
|Missey, Steph, and I at the finish|