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21st Annual Marion Village 5K Road Race

Packed up the car and headed south to Marion, Massachusetts this morning for the 21st Annual Marion Village 5K Road Race. The race kicked off in the heart of idyllic Marion just off the campus of the prestigious Tabor Academy.

Heading to the race, the skies started to look a little ominous and just before the race the skies opened up a bit and a muggy, summer rain fell upon runners making their way to the starting line. The humidity was made a bit worse by the rain but thankfully the rain wasn’t as strong during the race as it was on the ride home when the skies turned black and the rain was coming down in sheets.

I have run this course in the past at the 2016 Guard Oil 5K Turkey Trot and the course takes runners through the residential roads around Tabor Academy. The course has a couple gradual inclines mixed in and runners have some nice straight roads throughout the race. Runners catch a glimpse of the ocean as they make their way past the Sippican Tennis Club. While running through downtown Marion, a woman playing a bagpipe as runners made their way through the town was a great touch today!

I finished the Marion Village 5K Road Race with a time of 24:27, good for 7:54/miles. The last time I ran this course I finished with a time of 26:52 so taking more than 2 minutes off my finishing time is no small victory.

Hope you have a good weekend! Have you done a race or are you doing one tomorrow?

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