Thursday, March 2, 2017
Runners, walkers, and joggers participated in this chip-timed race. Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques were awarded, as well as prizes for the best costumes. The best costumes I saw consisted of huge pink inflatable tires around women's waists along with elegant flamingo heads that could be manipulated like puppets. There was no excuse not to break out the pink boas. Finisher medals were awarded to the first 500 runners.
To celebrate the New Year and get runners started on their resolutions, the first 300 runners each received a key. At the post-race social, the keys could possibly unlock one of 10 new Beach Cruiser bicycles and if the key opened the lock, then the runner kept the bike.
Race proceeds benefited Southern Stone Charities.