The weather is smiling upon this weekend’s Full Wolf Moon 5K. You deserve a break from this harsh winter weather and the timing is perfect. New Year’s Resolution? Here you go. First timers? OK! Walkers, you too! Racers? Flat, fast, USATF Certified and Sanctioned.
What does all this mean for the running community? Let me break it down. Linda and I have been putting races on in the Omaha Metro for 15 years. Our mom & pop efforts are pretty low key, we do it for the love of the sport. No mega marketing, no paid facebook advertisements. We rely primarily on word of mouth, an ad in the Douglas County Post Gazette, listing on the free local calendars. That is one way we can offer you a great product for $20.
Official times, hot chocolate, home baked goodies, door prizes, hand crafted participation awards. All on top of perhaps the most beautiful closed road course in Douglas County. State of the art restrooms every mile. We will also have Dordio Photo out to capture your achievements, those included with your entry fee.
We keep to our principles that you can combine all aspects of the fitness community. Running and Walking and Racing need not be mutually exclusive. What other sport offers you the opportunity to participate with the very best? No way you can share the links with Tiger Woods, can’t hop on the Indianapolis Speedway, no pitch and catch with the Kansas City Royals But you can jump in one of our races with some speedsters. They will be cheering you while inspiring and motivating you. Hey, they put their britches the same as me and you. They started out just like us, putting one foot in front of the other, brother. We all have our own relative excellence and we invite you to come out and find yours!
Race day registration and packet pick up opens at 8:30 at the Two Rivers Park office. Race day entries remain $20. And you’ll be included in the official results. They and link to photos will be posted here by Saturday afternoon.