Evening Races

9 06 2008

It is so blazing hot this time of year — no wonder more races are switching to evening start times.  It used to be that the Harbortown 5k, the Wimbledon Sunset 4 Miler (now defunct), and Cooper-Young Festival 4 miler were the only opportunities to race after 9am.  Some would claim that the success of those races was based on the fact that a post-run beer was less taboo if the sun was going down rather than just coming up!

This Friday evening, the Gibson Guitar 5K provides another opportunity to run and rejoice post-run all while benefitting the St. Patrick’s Learning Center located downtown not far from the starting line.  St. Pats services its neighboring community at all levels – from pre-k children to community services to affordable housing.  In-person registration is available at Breakaway Athletics on Union or Mendenhall.

Also add Run from the Sun 5K on August 1st to your evening race calendar!

See you there!



One response

30 06 2008
Bill Hoffman

Eric and Feb, Here is a great race which Fleet Feet Sports and Brooks Shoes supports and its a night time event. In fact its the biggest night time cross country race in the USA. Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic Sept. 13 starting at 6pm.

Memphis come out and support some of the best college and high schools in the USA. Teams such as San Jose State, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Ole Miss, and high schools Hoover, AL, Daviess Co KY, and Houston High.

more info at http://www.gobucsgo.com

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