Thanksgiving Day / Run for Pie 5K
November 23, 2017
This was my fifth year running this race. I won a pie one year and a shirt another. I may have won a pie twice, I don’t remember. I’m not that fast anymore — and the turnout keeps growing. Oh well.
We’re always back in the area to see family for the holidays, so this free, fun little race is a must whenever possible. Always great to see friends.
The Gazaway family hosts this event and works very hard each year on handmade, wooden finisher awards, supplies bibs, sells shirts to those who want them and provide pies for the top three male/female finishers. So cool of them to do all that.
I didn’t plan to try to really race this thing and took a couple minutes working my way up from the back after chatting with friends before the start.
That being said, I still wound up quite a bit faster than planned. It was cold, but not too cold. Nice morning for a 5K, I would say.
But the best part of this event is always the pre- and post-race, hanging out and catching up with friends from the area.
This is now one of just three events I’ve done five times. And I see no reason to stop participating in this one, unless they decide to stop hosting it. Always a good time.