A Christmas Story Run

On December 7th was the very first A Christmas Story 5k/10k run in Cleveland, Ohio. Months ago my friend Frank and I decided to sign up and road trip for the race. So on Friday night, Frank, Jerry and I hit the road from Chicago to travel to the race.  It was a long night, took us until after midnight to get to the house we were staying at.  We visited for a few min then we all went to bed, we had an early morning and needed some rest.

We got to the race start just under an hour before the race, I had to exchange my shirt, Kirsten had picked up packets and grabbed the wrong Jennifer’s packet, she was an XL and I was a Medium, luckily exchanging was super easy.

The race was really fun, I had signed up for the 10K, but I knew with the cold and my leg, it would never happen.  The rest of the group was also running the 5K, so it worked out.  The 10K was an out and back, but the 5K was from Higbees department Store (it’s no longer Higbee’s but there is a sign!) to the house from the Movie.

Here are lots of pic’s from the day!

pre race, cold morning

pre race, cold morning

start and finish lines

start and finish lines

lots of signs along the way

lots of signs along the way

more signs

more signs

love the medal, so cool

love the medal, so cool

the whole crew

the whole crew

maybe I should have gotten one of my own!

maybe I should have gotten one of my own!

yup, I'm smiling while running

yup, I’m smiling while running

We headed back and changed/showered after the race, the line to tour the house was super long.  We grabbed lunch at Great Lakes Brewing Company (after a really long wait, but the food was so so good)

time to tour the house

time to tour the house

inside the house

inside the house

upstairs in the house

upstairs in the house

I had to hide under the sink!

I had to hide under the sink!

Everyone was getting their pic by the leg lamp

Everyone was getting their pic by the leg lamp

This was a great race and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

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2 Responses to A Christmas Story Run

  1. playfulpups says:

    I actually thought about doing it and now I wish I had!! So glad you had fun!

  2. Raelene says:

    Looks like you had a great time! I did the virtual 10K and was impressed with the event, esp. the box. It arrived the day before Thanksgiving and even had a packet of Ovaltine. I agree, the shirt and medal are really nice! Hope to run the event in person some time.

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