The full name of this race is the Dysart’s to Danforth’s Race 5K Road Race and Blueberry Pie Challenge. This was a great little race with nice SWAG. Everyone gets a $5 Dysart’s gift card. The first 40 participants get a race t-shirt. The shirts are tech. fabric and unisex.The profits from this race go to support the Hermon Cross Country Team. Their coach, Megan McCarthy runs the race with help from cross country team members and other volunteers.
The race fee was $15 for runners and walkers. The optional blueberry pie challenge was an additional $10. Participants in the blueberry pie challenge stopped at the 2 mile water station and ate a slice of pie. A pie participant said that the slices were HUGE. He said it with lots of emphasis on HUGE.
I have done this race the past three years. The first year was before I started running, and I walked it.
The race started at the west parking lot of Dysart’s in Hermon. The course followed the Coldbrook Road toward the center of Hermon, then turns left onto Route 2, and finished in the parking lot of Danforth’s. The walkers started a half hour earlier than the runners at 8:30.
There were some young kids in this race. It was great to see the kids. They enthusiastic and spirited.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers won gift cards. Squirrel placed 3rd overall and scored a $20 Dysart’s gift card. The first place male and female winners of the blueberry pie challenge win $50 Dysart’s gift cards.
Male and female age group winners get ribbons. I won first place for my age group. Don’t get too excited for me though. There were only two people in my age group counting me, and the other lady had a knee injury.
As with most of my races this year, I didn’t better my time. I’ve been hiking way more than running. My time was 32:18.