Hosted by the Central Mass Striders, the Canal Diggers 5K in Worcester, MA is a road race that really treats you right.
Most races give you a cotton T-shirt; the Canal Diggers 5K gives you a technical running shirt that I think I will really run in.
Most road races have a sign to mark each mile; the Canal Diggers 5K has a big digital clock at each mile, to spur you on.
And of course most races have some post-race nourishment, often just bananas and water; but the Canal Diggers 5K has a great BBQ with burgers, chicken, pizza–and excellent Harpoon beer!
Could I ask for anything more in a road race?
Sure. I could hope for a fast course. And the Canal Diggers 5K delivers. I know it must be fast because I ran a minute and a half faster than I have at any other 5K this year.
(P.S. I ran barefoot, and found the asphalt very smooth underfoot, every step of the way.)
That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!
There are two ways to do this:
1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…
2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!
Photo Gallery on Facebook
You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)
Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:
Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?
Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?
(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)
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