Race #436 – Run for One 5k – Cramerton, NC – 09/08/18

When I first ran this race last year it was partly trail and partly on the streets of Cramerton. This year the entire race was on the streets, which was definitely an improvement as far as I was concerned. The race is put on by Lifeline Children’s Services of North Carolina, an organization provides domestic and international adoptions, birth mother counseling and care to orphans around the world. It’s a worthy cause, and several adoptive mothers spoke just before the awards ceremony.

Things went pretty smoothly although there were a couple of hiccups. Quite a few runners missed a detour off the road that added a tenth of a mile or so to the distance. I didn’t miss it but I was still short by about a tenth of a mile, and a few of us surmised that it would have been right if we would have run around the parking lot towards the end.

The biggest snafu, almost an unpardonable sin, was that there were no separate awards for overall male and female. The age group awards were male and female but for some reason the Top 3 Overall was combined, which resulted in three men getting the top 3 spots and and top 3 women only winning their respective age groups. Ouch. It didn’t affect me but it couldn’t have made the top 3 women too happy. It would have been much better to just recognize the top male and top female overall (not the top 3).

Race Number:  436

Race Name:  Run for One 5k

Location:  Cramerton, North Carolina

Date:  09/08/18

Race Rating:  64

Winners (Top 25 Overall):

Course:

Elevation and Splits:

Weather at Start:

 

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My Stats:

Time:  23:25
Pace:  7:32
Age Group:  2 of 4
Overall:  18 of 102
Average Heart Rate:  157
Maximum Heart Rate:  170
Age Grade Percentage:  72.31%

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RACE COURSE
0 – Chip & Gun Timing: (3 points if yes)
0 – 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
5 – Finish line: (0-9) 0=bad and 9=spectacular!
0 – Certified Course: (0)no (2) yes
0 – Correct Distance: (0)no (2)yes  *(about 1/10 mile short)
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)
0 – 5-year age groups (5 points) (0 for anything less)
1 – 14 and under group (1)
0 – 65+ group (1)
1 – 70+ group (1)
0 – Top Overall M/F: (0)none or first only (2)top 3 or better
0 – 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
2 – Overall Winner Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
2 – Age Group Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
3 – Door Prizes or Drawing: (0-9)
0 – Finisher Medals for All Finishers: (0)no (3)yes (5)really cool medals

POST RACE
4 – Food for Race Participants: (0-10 with 5 being average)
5 – Entertainment: (0)no (1-9)yes
0 – 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
0 – Professional Photography: (0)no (5)yes
x – Prices: (1)expensive (3)reasonable (5)cheap
0 – 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
0 – Swag (free socks, water bottles, etc.): (0)no (2)yes, some (5)excellent
2 – 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:  64

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