Here is a little about my first 10K race! I ran the SLC Deseret News Classic. In Utah, the 24th of July is a celebrated holiday. It's Pioneer Day where we celebrate the Mormon pioneers settling the Salt Lake Valley. There is a big parade in downtown Salt Lake, and this race is just the beginning of the celebration! We started up at the University of Utah, and ran a beautiful course down Foothill drive, South Temple, and ended on the Parade route.
One thing I thought was pretty cool was at the exact moment I was crossing the finish line, they announced that the first place runner for the Half Marathon was also crossing the finish line. They announced his name, and it was a guy I went to high school with. Crazy fast runners!
They had drinks, fruit, Creamies, and french toast at the finish line. I waited for about an hour for Josh to finish his half, and hopefully he will have his post about it soon. We didn't stay for the parade, because we had to head back to my parents house to pick up the kids. But we had a fun day celebrating!