Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

And They’re Off! Surry Forest Preserve 5K Start

On Sunday, September 9th, 2018, I ran in the Surry Forest 10K.

This race was hosted by Blue Hill Heritage Trust. It was held at their Surry Forest Preserve. The race was part of the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

Promotional Card for the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series

This event also had a kid’s one mile race and a 5K. I had made a challenge to myself to do a trail race this fall. This was to be my first trail race. But I’m not counting this as my first trail race.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

My Race Bib – I Was Thrilled! I Love the Number 13!

This race was entirely on gravel roads. The course didn’t feel like a trail race at all. There wasn’t any single track running or any trail like terrain.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series Sticker

The weather was supposed to be cool, but it turned out to be a warm, sunny day. It was uncomfortable running weather. I felt slow.

 

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

Promotional Card for the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series End Celebration Which Was Cancelled

There were 2 water stations on the 10K course, but the course went by one of the water stations twice. So there were 3 chances to get water.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

Post Race Ice Cream! Yum!

After the race, there was a post race celebration with food, prize raffles, and awards. The food included chili and optional toppings of sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips. There was also bread, cookies, bananas, carrots, water, and ICE CREAM! I love ice cream, so I was thrilled. Morton’s Moo donated their homemade ice cream.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

This Is the Print I Chose as a Prize. It Was Donated by Compass Rose.

The overall and age group awards were handmade. The awards were painted on mussel shells. The prize table had lots of goodies, shirts, a ceramic birdbath, many coastal themed prints donated by Compass Rose Books, and two Curious George lithographed pails. Everyone ended up getting a prize! I selected a print by Patricia Gross.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Surry Forest Preserve 5K/10K Downeast Conservation Trust Trail Race Series

The Organizers Took a Group Photo After the Race. It’s Hard to Get a Good Picture with That Many People

I was at the back of the pack as usual. I finished 20th out of 26 in the 10K.

 


Magoo

I like to get outdoors and enjoy life. I hike, snowshoe, run races, travel, camp, and sometimes just sit.

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