This race was recommended by John Schuerzinger.
Race: Malta 5K
Where: Malta, NY
When: early September
Reasons given for the recommendation:
This is a new but growing race. In its 4th year this past September, participation grew from 400 runners to 600 runners. This is a great race for someone looking to run their first 5K. It is mostly flat with a few hills to keep things challenging. The race is closed to traffic. There are no medals but for $25 you get a nice technical shirt.
John added that there are three other reasons he really likes this race.
- It was his first race ever. You always remember your first!
- It was on the one-year anniversary of the day he reached his ideal weight after dropping 68 pounds and being overweight for all 25 years of his adult life. (congrats John!)
- He had a goal of finishing under 30 minutes and smashed that with a time of 27:14! (great job John!)
Daily Affirmation: My mind is open.