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Race Recap: Edgewood 5K

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Though usually when I am at Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club I am on the tennis courts, yesterday morning Edgewood played host to the 2nd Annual Edgewood 5K so it was time to lace up the running sneakers and leave the grounds of Edgewood for the streets of Raynham, Massachusetts and tackle the 5K course around the club.

This year, proceeds from the run were supporting a local family impacted by the devastating effects of cancer so it was nice to see the race more than double in size year-over-year as the club sought to raise a nice amount of money to donate.

The course for the Edgewood 5K starts and finishes in the parking lot of the pool and tennis club and takes runners out onto the roads. The first mile has a slow, gradual incline to it before runners make their way into a small neighborhood off the main road. Here, a very sharp incline is present but thankfully a water stop greeted runners at the top of the hill before runners made their way back out onto the main roads. A couple of left turns, the course is easy to follow and is a really nice residential run through Raynham.

Three additions to the race this year (water stop, miles marked in chalk on the road and the addition of the small neighborhood stretch to replace needing to do a lap through the parking lot at the end) all were really nice additions to the run and worked quite well! A nice perk of the race is that all runners were eligible to bring their families back to Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club for the remainder of the day to enjoy the amenities of the location.

The Edgewood 5K has certainly grown nicely over the past year and continued progress will help the race entrants continue to climb. I finished this year’s Edgewood 5K in sixth place overall with a time of 23:18, good for 7:30/miles. A truly nice, local run and one I look forward to again next year!

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