Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Pre-Race Report: Santa Suit 5k

Here's the route and a couple of videos from the last two years of this race.

The route is a little confusing ... from the start we run through the finish, then take a loop out on Lakeshore to make up the length properly, then loop through the downtown, and through the start again to the finish at the end of the street.

Still lots of spots to sign up - there's no limit to the sign-ups.

Here's the video's from the previous two years:

2008:


2009:


I'm still trying to get Jill to get me a race strategy.

I think it will be "Run Fast in a Santa Suit".

22 comments:

April said...

Wow! That's great! I wish we had a race around here like that! Fun!

Crafty Jogger said...

This looks so fun!!

GeorgiaSnail said...

I get the part about having to go through finish once...but twice(or is that 3x counting the actual finish) why couldn't they just back up the start a little?

Anywho, who am I to judge...

Good Luck!!!!

Emz said...

I love it.

Looks like a blast!! A FREAKING COLD blast!!

Teamarcia said...

Here's your strategy: run as fast as you can! Go whole hog, full boar, summon the fast swine and hang on as best you can. Oh and try not to catch your beard on anything.

Luke said...

interesting way to try and get the mileage in....

Ewa said...

I can't wait to see the race report on that one. Hope you won't freeze your fingers off and can type after the race.
Looks like a lot of cold fun.

Quinton J said...

I dunno…it sounds like a complicated race strategy. Can’t you just race it without all of the running technical mumbo-jumbo?

Still Running said...

Looks like fun. Do you get to keep the suit?

Karen R said...

Run, Santa, Run!! :)

Jill said...

I've never worked with anyone EVER who has run in a Santa suit before .. so this race strategy you speak of is really throwing me off.

FruitFly said...

Oh. My. Gosh. !
Cutest. Run. EVER!!

Goose said...

A pre-race report, you're hysterical!

Shawn said...

u will "jingle bell' rock that run Andrew

Lisa said...

Have fun!!

Erika said...

that looks like lots of fun! good luck!

Chris K said...

5K - run your a@@ off. That's all I got.

Johann said...

Remember to have fun, there will be lots of it around! Good luck!

Raegun said...

That looks like a blast!! I ran this event a loooong time ago, before the Santa Suits were introduced. It is a nice flat course - I think I sense an upcoming PR!

Nitmos said...

Looks like you'll have a jolly ole time! Good luck!

Lee said...

Running in a Santa Suit would drive me crazy. Would be great to watch though! Have Fun!

Adam said...

"fun fast in a santa suit, don't stop"

Followed quickly by "don't poop your pants"