Monday, April 28, 2014

Know Your Craft 5k - race review

On April 5th, I ran the Know Your Craft 5k.  This was the first year for this race, and I hope it sticks around for years to come.  

It was held at Triple C brewery, a local craft beer brewery that Ryan, Mason, and I frequent quite a bit. 

The race started at 9am which was a nice change from all of the 7:30/8:00 am start times.  This meant that Ryan and Mason came to cheer me on.  

I ended up finishing the 5k in 22:25 minutes, coming in (at the time) as First Place in females 30-34.  Mason and Ryan did not want to wait around for the awards ceremony so we headed home and I assumed I would pick up my award at a later time.

Later that day the official results were posted and I saw that I was Third Place female overall!  This was huge for me since it was the first time I won a cash prize ($25).  

The next day Ryan, Mason, and I headed back to the brewery to grab some beers and enjoy our sunday.  While we were there I asked a bartender about my prize and he was clueless ... said he had no idea where they were.  On thursday I stopped by the brewery on my way to a girls night to ask about my prize ... this time the bartender gruffly gave me a pint glass with a $10 gift certificate to Try Sports.  Although this was not my proper prize, I accepted it and decided to deal with the race company later.  The glass and gift certificate are still chilling on our kitchen counter.

Since then I've been in contact with S2F Charlotte about rectifying the situation.  Now trust me, I don't need the $25 to survive or put food on the table.  On the contrary, I've already signed up for future races sponsored by S2F and just wanted the prize money to continue funding my race habit.  Hopefully a few more {pesky} emails will garner a response from the race company.  Until then I'll continue racing and hopefully placing in what I consider to be an elite set of fast women.

The race was great ... organized, cool t-shirt, fast course, and a pint of beer at the end.  Loved racing the Know Your Craft 5k, and look forward to racing it again next year!

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