I just got info on the Reindeer Romp and that sounds good. I've done the Egg Nog Jog before and wow that killed me. I have never been sore for days after doing a walk before. I haven't done it in years and have been thinking about it, but still a little scared after my first experience with it. Even though I just would be walking it I'm no where near the shape I should be to tackle Mt. Adams.
Euphrates, Sorry about being out of town that weekend. However, there are a couple of Holidat Races the next two weekends. One is the Reindeer Romp which is run out of Crosby Township and the other is the Egg Nog Jog which is run out of Mount Adams which is quite hilly but is actually one of my favorite holiday 5ks.
I plan to run it this year. I can't wait to hear the thousands of runners & walkers jingling all the way! I probably won't wear a full costume, but I'll find some sort of fun hat to wear. I hope to meet lots of other Cincinnati Sparkers there!
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I REALLY wanted to do this one, but it turns out we're going to be out of town (had to pick a weekend to go up to Kent to see family - figured the weekend Over The Rhine was playing Kent Stage made sense).
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I've never done this one, but have been thinking about it myself. I'm doing one on the 20th in Sharon Woods called the Holiday in Lights 5K. They changed the course up this year which I hope will be a little easier than last year. I had never been through the lights in Sharon Woods before and was quite surprised by all the hills on the course. So at least this year I'll be more mentally prepared, not so much physically, still working on that.
I have done it in awhile bit I did attend last years to spectate and I remember the weather being clear btu cold. Since it is Cincinnati, weather can be very unpredictable. I did it one year where the weather was 10 degrees, I missed it one year due to a dusting of overnight snow which tied up traffic and I could not get to the race and I also did it when the weather was 50 so you never know with the weather. Typically about 2000 runners and walkers do this. The race used to hand out Jingle Bells for you to tie on your shoe but I do not know if they do this anymore. There are a couple of groups that might get in costume. I do remember one year, a group of people dressed up as Santa and his reindeer and I believe for the last few years, a group tries to go as the longest caterpillar. In regards to the course, it is quite flat except for the fact that you have to cross the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge twice which gives a little bit of a hilly dimension to the race.
Has anyone done this in the past? What's the weather usually like? I've been plugging away at C25K and will be in week 7 by then. But I've walked a 5K several times recently so I'll be more prepared to tackle one in December than when I skipped the Komen walk/run in September.
I'm also curious to know how many people dress up. Do people get serious about it or is it just a matter of putting bells/antlers on?
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