|Swag + Door Prize|
This year's shirt is pretty cute too, and we got some other good swag as well. Headphones, chewing gum, chapstick, and waived registration fees for joining the Y are all pretty great freebies. This race doesn't offer finisher's medals, but race fees are really low so it's still a great deal. One improvement the Y made over last year was holding the pre-race announcements in the gym. Last year they did the announcements while we were lined up outside, where it was hard to hear, plus that left us out in the cold a lot longer. And it was even colder this year, so we were glad to be inside while we waited.
|It's only cold when you're standing still|
People paid a little more attention to the pacing signs when they lined up this year, so there were not as many walkers to dodge on the narrow trail. I felt really great, even with the cold weather. I would say last year's winter training has really benefited me, as I no longer struggle breathing and running when it's cold. My finish time of 34:59 was not a new PR, but it was 53 seconds faster than last year's time, plus I just felt better for the entire run. Jana took this pic of me smiling as I approached the finish line.
|Pic by Jana Gearries|
I definitely recommend this race if you are looking for one on Thanksgiving in the Indy area next year. And be sure to stick around for the door prize drawings! See also my review on BibRave.
Don't forget: use discount code TERHAZELIN for the Santa Hustle in Indy and save $5!