I'm not a runner so I'd signed up to walk the 5km. I've done lots of 5km walks on my own and in charity walks/runs and this is my second year doing this one. I'm doing it in the Charity Challenge in support of the Annex Cat Rescue, who I volunteer with.
The 5km route was east along Lakeshore Blvd. and then north on Bay Street to City Hall.
Some of the Annex Cat Rescue volunteers who were doing the 5km met for a picture first with our ACR toques.
Then I headed to the starting line.
I was in the "green" corral so got in place. We made our way up to the front and started at 8:15pm.
And we were off!
|The first km point|
|There was lots of support along the way|
|The 2km point|
|There were hydration stations along the way|
|The 3km point|
We were given a goody bag of snacks (banana, brownie, yogurts, etc.)
There were some photo ops ... I passed on all but one as the lines were long.
There were vendors providing coffee, juice, yogurt, etc.
My finish time was 1 hour, 1 minute, 1 second ... I would have gotten in sooner but I stopped to take pictures along the way.