Saturday, March 21, 2015

2015 Run the Creek 5k

March 21, 2015 9:00 AM
Charlotte, North Carolina

Time Pace Division Division
Bib #
Michael 20:12 6:30 M11-13 1/9 5/140 5/289 129
Alicia 26:27 8:31 F8-10 2/25 23/149 78/289 126
Kyle 32:27 10:27 M11-13 6/9 104/140 167/289 127
Malissa 35:09 11:19 F30-34 4/6 88/149 204/289 128

Written by Owen:

We love this race, it starts and finishes at Highland Creek Elementary School, which is Alicia's school, and was Kyle's and Michael's.  The majority of the route is run on Highland Creek Parkway, which is the road I do 95% of my marathon training on.

When I registered us for this race, I decided I would not run it.  Both to save money, and because Boston is in less than a month (!!!!), and I want to religiously stick to my training plan.

We woke up, got dressed and walked the half-mile to the school.  I took several pictures and videos with my phone, but for some reason I lost those pictures, argh.

The race started and I ran to several points to see everyone go by.  Michael finished in the top 5 overall. Alicia set a new 5k PR (with no training whatsoever).  Kyle and Malissa both beat their previous Run the Creek times.

Alicia accepts her 2nd place award. Out of 25 girls she missed out on 1st by 10 seconds.

Michael won his division.
After the race we had some free Jet's Pizza.  It was delicious.  We hung out with several of Michael's teachers and lots of friends from school and the neighborhood

I was the designated coat/jacket/shirt holder. I had 8 of them strapped around my waist all morning.


  1. I love yall- seriously- so inspiring and so fun to keep up with yalls running and the success!! hopefully we will run into each other at another state soon!

    1. Yes, it's so fun to keep in touch! All 5 of us are running Peachtree this year, are you?

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    1. We really love this race! Oh and I saw your husband there :)