Elizabeth 8k (2015)

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC was a girls getaway weekend to celebrate two birthdays and the icing on the cake, so to speak, was an 8k race on March 21 which was my friend’s actual birthday, so of course we had to sign up for that too! As promised, I brought a balloon for her to wear during the race and we stuck together through the whole thing. It ended up being a lot hillier than I was expecting, but in Charlotte, sometimes it’s hard to get away from the hills!

  • Mile 1 – 9:50
  • Mile 2 – 10:24
  • Mile 3 – 10:08
  • Mile 4 – 11:25
  • Mile 5 – 10:47
Overall pace: 10:27
Official time: 53:16
Overall, I liked the race and I’d definitely consider doing it again next year – there was a finish line festival and while there were a lot of runners (620 finishers), the course never felt crowded and it still felt like a really intimate local race with easy access to parking and the post-race party was within walking distance of several restaurants. Plus, Elvis was there to get the party started and hand out the awards at the finish!

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