You always have to love when a race is held in your town requiring absolutely no travel! This morning was the First Annual Bridgewater Police Department 5K and the race went off without a single hitch.
The race started and finished at the Bridgewater Police Department and featured a one mile kids race which was held 30 minutes prior to the 5K kicking off. The race was a beautifully flat course for most of the run with a couple of very gradual inclines held for the final mile of running. The course was nicely marked along the way and as runners made their way into the historic Bridgewater Common area the police held traffic so runners could run without obstruction. Local business ServPro of the Bridgewaters sponsored a water stop half-way through the run. The Bridgewater Police Department was out in force along the race course with cruisers, bike patrol and motorcycles patrolling the route ensuring runner safety.
Bridgewater Chief of Police Chris Delmonte and Race Director Rebekah Caylor deserve a huge amount of credit for putting on a remarkable first annual run; I look forward to the 2nd Annual Bridgewater Police Department 5K already.
I ran the 5K course quite well and certainly familiarity of the course always helps. I finished the race with a time of 22:14, good for 7:10/miles. Mrs. Running Griffin also blazed the course today with a PR time of 27:18, good for 8:48/miles.