One of the nice things about this race is that from mile 2-6.2 you are running through residential streets and they really get involved. Many houses had hoses out spraying runners from that point on. They also had music blasting and there was never a moment without feeling like you weren't part of a parade. The morning of I picked up Lish and we made the 45 minute drive to Green Bay. Traffic was good and we made our way there easily. We hit the port-a-potties and made our way to our corral. We had both signed up for the 9-10 pace corral and had the same goal in mind. We both wanted to get under 60 minutes. With the weather being the way it was, I knew that it might be hard to hit it but I was willing to go for it. As we stood in our corral waiting for the start we both noticed just how hot it was. The sun was too our backs but just standing there I was already sweating and felt very warm. I just wanted to start. After about 12 minutes, we made our way past the start line and off we went. With a race having over 18,000 people for a 10k it's expected to be busy but that was the first thing that hit me. Lish and I were constantly trying to get around people the entire race. It never spread out much and we had to jump up on side walks and separate to get around people.
|Bellin Run (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Lish and I around mile 1.|
|After mile 5|
Will I be back? Most likely. Even though it was insanely busy for a 10k, I still enjoyed the race. It's unique in that you constantly have spectators cheering you on. It's also not that expensive and only 45 minutes away from home.