Tri-Fusion Hot Summer Nights- 5K Series

There is something special about these races. It might be that I know EXACTLY how much work goes into these races, the volunteers who makes this race happen or the fact that we give out more prizes than the Price is Right!!!

The final race had almost 200 participants!!!
This year Roger, Natalie and myself were in charge of getting this thing off the ground. Though the majority of the work was done last year as it was our first attempt, this year had to be better...no excuses! Ohh yeah...and keep the race ONLY $5!!!

Quite the turn out!
Since a 5K course is just that, a run that is 3.1 miles, there really wasn't much to change there. The big change this year was going to be the introduction of chip timing...just like the big boys. We brought in Milliseconds to time our event and if you ask me...and EVERY participant in the races...these guys are the best. We had results only minutes after you crossed the finish line and they were up on the website before we were done packing up the supplies. They were quick....REAL quick!

Running my 3rd fastest 5K: 19:45

Out on the Run!

Here I am giving sweet revenge to my swim coach Rory. Read about a 5K from
a swimmers point of view. Very impressed on how hard he pushed himself!

This year I was actually able to participate in the races. This gave me a unique perspective on how the event went. I can't say enough how cool it was to see all the volunteers out there. Each and everyone of them was cheering all the athletes on. I can't tell you how important they were to the success of this race.

Virginia- One of the MANY volunteers how make this race run...pun intended!
As for the give-a-ways, I dare you to try and find a race that can compare. Tri-Fusion and our gracious sponsors went ALL OUT!!! We had 8 pairs of shoes from Brooks, K-Swiss and Runners Sole. We had free 1 hour massages, Timex hats and shirts, tons of GU Energy products, Twigs gift cards, Papa Murphy's pizza cards, Chee Chee's baskets, Rockstar handing out drinks, I believe $170 in prize money and probably 50 things I forgot. If you ask me, that ain't so bad for a little ole 5K in Spokane, WA.

Just a few of the give-a-ways!!!
Ribbons for 1st-3rd in each age-group!
So mark it on your calendars for next August. You DO NOT want to miss out on this event!!!

Thank you again to all the volunteers how made this race go off without a hitch! You guys ROCK!!!