Yesterday I met up with 900+ runners to give the Shamrock Shuffle 5k a go! Every year I look forward to the Shamrock Shuffle held in Lebanon New Hampshire. Here are some highlights.
Why my favorite race?
Location. Laughter. People. Post Race Party.
Big race in a small town! Love the sense of excitement when 900+ people cram into tiny Lebanon NH for a 3mile race. The 30 minute drive to the race is just right. People wear the craziest fun outfits, it's impossible not to smile at some of them. Runners attracted to this race are so friendly and not hesitant to start a "running conversation" with a stranger. The post race party/raffle is epic, everyone gets a raffle ticket and has a chance to win. I've won some expensive awesome running gear over the years. Last year I won a pair of mens sz 11 running shoes, the guy next to me won a ladies purple Patagonia raincoat. We swapped. All was good.
This Guys Story
Speaking of runner stories. This guy was wearing a homemade pink tutu. I couldn't help but compliment him on his choice of running gear. He told me that he lost a bet and wearing the tutu was the result. We all lose sometimes, but it's how you handle the loss that matters. I think he did pretty well. Happy Running All!
ps. see the guy in jeans? you can run in anything!