There were 34 sports / events for this - the 5K was one of them, some other events included Archery, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling.
Maybe I don't pay attention to the News or read enough Newspapers, or maybe there is not much advertising for this, but with an event name that includes "State Games" - this being the 10th year, I'm wondering why there isn't much fanfare about it.
Then again - it might be me living under a rock.
In any case - 5K at Memorial Park - on a picture perfect day, with no other races on the Pikes Peak Road Runner Website scheduled that day - and with a $12 entry fee for 16 year olds and under - I would expect there to be more of a turnout.
#12 talked me into (him) running it. Instead of the normal 0 to 14 year old age group - this one went up to 12. Bonus. 21st overall. He clocked a 21:52. 1st in his age group. I probably shouldn't write that 2nd in his age group was 45:10. Meh. He got a nice big medal and he was happy with how he did. Me too.
Soccer starts this week, so running (races at least) for him is on hold for a while. But he has had a good run (literally) the past 5 weekends.
In the spot reserved for bragging about my kid.....here goes....
10K in Nashville Tn 50:12, 1st in age group
12K Summer Roundup 1:04:54, 2nd in age group
Barr Trail Mountain Race 2:25:29, 2nd in age group
Classic 10K 47:52, 3rd in age group
Rocky Mtn Games 5K 21:52, 1st in age group