This Saturday there were two events from which to select: a 5K race and a 3D tournament. Both were within minutes of my home here in Good Hope, GA. Either one of them would be fun. A choice needed to be made.
I chose the 5K. The primary factor that pushed the run over archery was I wanted to race. I run nearly every day. I ride a bike most days. I have not done a race in awhile.
When we lived in New Hope, NC getting to a race was a joke. There were races in North Carolina and Virginia if you were up to an hour and a half to two hours drive or further. There were three I knew of that were 30 minutes to 45 minutes away, I raced those every year. Driving further for an 8:00 am start time seemed a bit much, so I rarely made the drive. I did get up extra early to do a few races on the Outer Banks. That too got old.
Good Hope is on the cusps of Athens. I can race every weekend and only need to drive 30 minutes or less to find a race. The archery tournament, a 3D shoot, was equally close. However, the 5K was on the UGA campus.
I really wanted to run the University of Georgia campus. On the weekend, early (but not too early) before traffic with time to enjoy the sights – that sounded good to me.
The start and finish were at the Stegeman Coliseum – how cool is that! The run passed Foley Field and Sanford Stadium. Runners that are UGA fans would have enjoyed the run. I certainly did – and having another win was pretty nice as well.