The day before the race, Vinh & I got our packets which included our shirt, bib & tickets to the SJ Giants game later that evening. I love how soft the shirt is & that there were men's & women's shirts! My race shirt actually fit me instead of my swimming in it!
Race packet contents :)
Our race time was at 7:30AM on June 28th, but we woke up around 5:30AM to get free parking near the start/finish line!
5K course map
I loved how they used the SF Giant players to mark which corral you should be in. I found them to be quite clever. Too bad the real Buster Posey wasn't there, then I would totally be running, haha :P
Buster's MVPs aka < 8 minute mile time
Romo's Runners aka < 10 minute mile time
Cain's Cruisers aka 10+ minute mile time & walkers
The guy dressed in red below was hella entertaining prior to the race beginning. He was walking & jumping all over the place asking people "ARE YOU READY?!" I loved some people's responses to him, haha! Great entertaining during the wait to start.
Up bright & early lol
We crossed the start line a little after 7:30AM since there were so many people out in front of us being the MVPs & Runners corrals. Vinh & I decided to walk & enjoy the 5K since it went through Kelly Park. It was definitely a hot Saturday as we started to sweat just from walking briskly under the sun, whew~
Let the race begin!
I officially crossed the finish line at 54:39 & I am not ashamed to admit it, haha! I almost prefer enjoying the event rather than racing through it. Maybe I'll run it next year since I already enjoyed this course this time around. I got my medal from a cute little boy at the finish line, too cute!
Right after I took a photo of the finish line
We stuck around for a little bit for the post race festival to grab the free swag & food. We were definitely hungry so we munched on the snacks provided, yum!
Finished 5K #1 of the weekend!
Some of our free swag from after the race
After going home & resting, we returned to San Jose Municipal Stadium to watch the SJ Giants take on the Visalia Rawhides! We both had free tickets to attend since we participated in the run. Yay for Runner's Night! We ended up beating the Rawhides & winning 7-5 :D
Tickets to Runner's Night :)
Go SJ Giants!
It was a wonderful first 5K of the weekend! Vinh & I will be participating in the SF Giant Race later on this year as well. Stay tuned for 5K #2 :)