Race #336 – Jimmie Johnson 5k – Huntersville, NC – 05/22/16

jjf_avatar_wht_400x400It’s one of my favorite 5k races of the year! Since running this last year I’ve touted it as one of the best, and along with some other friends from the Gaston County Runners who ran last year we brought along a pretty big crowd from the GCR this year, making it one of our “must do” races of the summer.

 

Highlights:

  • Course that loops through Birkdale Village a couple times, allowing spectators to cheer on their family and friends numerous times before the end.
  • Some of the best post-race food you’ll find at any race! This year there were delicious crepes (I had strawberry and Nutella), fantastic barbecue with homemade mac & cheese, Blue Bunny ice cream, and more!
  • Nice swag for all runners including a great shoulder sling bag and high quality water bottle.
  • Great photos: Download free photos for Facebook or buy prints for as low as 19 cents (4×6). A printed 8×10 is just $1.99.
  • Excellent awards for overall and age group winners.

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Race Number:  336

 

Race Name:  Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5k

 

Location:  Huntersville, North Carolina

 

Date:  May 22, 2016

 

Race Rating: 115

 

Top 25 Overall:

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My Age Group (60-64):

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Jimmie Johnson handed out the awards and posed for a photo with all the winner!
Jimmie Johnson handed out the awards and posed for a photo with all the winner!

 

Weather at Start:  Cloudy 63 degrees, 77% humidity.

 

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My Stats:

  • Time:  22:10
  • Pace:  7:08
  • Age Group:  1 of  11
  • Overall:  62 of  421
  • Average Heart Rate:  160
  • Maximum Heart Race: 174
  • Age Graded Equivalent Time:  17:25  (74.51%)

 

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You can download an internet size photo from this race for free, or buy an 8×10 for only $1.99.

 

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* RACE RATING *
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RACE COURSE
3 – Chip Timing: (3 points if yes)
2 – Starting Mat: (2 points if yes)
2 – Water Stops: (0)none (2)normal (5)extras [Gu, sports drink, etc.]
1 – Course Marking: (0)bad (1)good
3 – Course Scenery: (0-5) 1=bad and 5=fantastic
1 – Mile Markers: (0)poor or none (1)normal (2)with clocks or time called out
2 – Volunteers: (0)too few (2)good
7 – Finish line: (0-9) 0=bad and 9=spectacular!
2 – Certified Course: (0)no (2) yes
2 – Correct Distance: (0)no (2)yes
1 – Partly or fully on unpaved roads: (0)yes (1)no

REGISTRATION
2 – Cost: (0)expensive (2)reasonable (5)cheap!
3 – Race Day Registration: (0)no (3)yes

RESULTS
2 – Posted online within 24 hours: (0)no (2)yes
1 – Easy to find results: (0)no (1)yes

AGE GROUPS
2 – 3 deep awards: (2)yes (0 for anything less)
5 – 5-year age groups (5 points) (0 for anything less)
1 – 14 and under group (1)
1 – 65+ group (1)
1 – 70+ group (1)
2 – Top Overall M/F: (0)none or first only (2)top 3 or better
2 – Masters Category(40+): (0)no (2)yes
0 – Grand Masters Category (50+): (0)no (3)yes
0 – Senior Grand Masters Category: (0)no (5)yes

AWARDS
5 – Overall Winner Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
5 – Age Group Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
0 – Door Prizes or Drawing: (0-9)
0 – Finisher Medals for All Finishers: (0)no (3)yes (5)really cool medals

POST RACE
9 – Food for Race Participants: (0-10 with 5 being average)
7 – Entertainment: (0)no (1-9)yes
2 – Finisher times posted after race: (0)no (2)yes

REST ROOMS
2 – Porta Potties: (0)no (1)limited, long lines (2)plentiful
0 – Indoor Restrooms: (0)no (1)limited, long lines (2)plentiful

T-SHIRTS
2 – T-Shirts: (0)no (2)yes
3 – Design: (1-5)
2 – Material Quality: (1-3)
0 – Discount for no-shirt option: (0)no (2)yes

PHOTOGRAPHY
5 – Professional Photography: (0)no (5)yes
5 – Prices: (1)expensive (3)reasonable (5)cheap
5 – Free Photographs (newspaper, etc.): (0)no (1-10)yes

PARKING
2 – Close to Start: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Close to Finish: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Plenty of spaces: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Free Parking: (2)yes (0)no

OTHER
0 – Shelter from Inclement Weather (needed or not): (0)no (2)yes
5 – Swag (free socks, water bottles, etc.): (0)no (2)yes, some (5)excellent
0 – Part of race series or Grand Prix: (0)no (2)yes
2 – Kids Fun Run: (0)no (2)yes
x – Miscellaneous not covered above: (-10 to +10)

TOTAL:  115

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Jimmie Johnson joined us for a group shot after the race!
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