On Sunday, June 10 we made our return to road racing after being away for two years. Once we moved back to Orlando and having trails nearby to run, the itch came back.
We made it a weekend out of this race and stayed in Daytona Beach so we didn’t have to wake up super early on Sunday. We went to The Running Elements at Port Orange Pavillion on Saturday afternoon to pick up our bibs and t-shirts.
We got there close to 6:45 am and it was pretty much packed by that time! It was a typical 100% humidity and warm morning in Florida by the river. Watching the sunrise was gorgeous!
The 10k racers led the way promptly after listening to our national anthem 7:00 am. Then it was the 5K racers turn. It was our turn. A couple between a community of 141 other racers.
Our plan was to race together. However, it all went out the window after mile 1. We kept close until then but my left leg didn’t want to run at all. Now that I think about it, it was silly of me not to have a snack before the race. Oh well, that’s why we ran this race, as a little tune-up.
Needless to say, Mr. Batman (??) finished his race in what I call a respectable 41:39 while I finished in a just-ok for me 48:27.
The race was very well organized. The community is very open to all levels of runners and the breakfast was delish!
This racing series happens 3 times a year. Check it out at Remarkable River Racing Series.