Yesterday it was off to Easton, Massachusetts for the TCS Shovel Town 5K Run. With a perfectly early start time of 8AM the Shovel Town 5K afforded runners the ability to get a race in nice and early and then get on with the rest of Sunday. Saturday was an absolute washout of a day in Eastern Massachusetts with a wintry mix storm hitting the region therefore getting out on the pavement Sunday morning was a nice treat.
Race time temperatures at 8AM were still pretty chilly and a coat and running pants were the clothing options for the morning but no gloves or hat was needed.
The 5K course featured some of the same roads as the Hip Hop 10K, another great race taking place in Easton, Massachusetts. The race has a downhill to flat first mile with the second mile having a somewhat uphill to flat elevation to it. A nice, significant uphill kick is needed in the final mile as runners make their way back into the school grounds where the race starts and finishes.
Proceeds from the race benefits TCS, a Reform Synagogue providing spiritual guidance, cultural experiences and educational opportunities with members residing in Easton, Mansfield and many neighboring towns. TCS members and students actively participate in and support the larger community through commitment to many local charities.
I finished the TCS Shovel Town 5K with a time of 25:00, good for 8:04/miles.