There are only wonderful things to say about this run. It was well organized, alot of fun, and great support. For a 5K there were two water stations! We ran over lava, and down some beautiful palm tree lined streets.
|Check out those hot pink shoes!|
A wonderful bonus to this run was having my family there to support me. Not only did I have my hubby and the kids, but also my parents at the finish line. My eldest daughters face in the photo captures exactly how I felt post run!
We went to grab a bite to eat and watch some Hawaiian dancers. On the way out we noticed alot of other runners wearing medals. I asked a woman if they had been awarding age group medals and they were! Prompting by my family had me ask the race director if I had placed. I was astonished that I had! 2nd place!!!!! At that point many of the remaining medals had been given out to the kids, but they had one in the box with a surfboard keychain on it which I happily took in lieu of the original medal :)
|My son holding my medal on our drive home.|
This was a fantastic run. If you ever end up in Kona and have a chance to do this race, or the Lavaman Triathlon that this is apart of, I would highly recommend it. Now to find a race for April!