Labor Day was on Monday and who doesn’t love a good day off from work road race?
Mrs. Running Griffin and I made our way to Walpole, Massachusetts for the Walpole Labor Day 5K. This race raises funds for the Walpole Cross-Country and Track teams and this year was the 48th running of the race that offers both a 5K and 10K option along with a kid’s one miler to kick off the morning.
A nice crowd gathered at the starting line and it was good to see some familiar faces out on the race course. The morning started off with a bit of cloud cover but right as the 5K kicked off the sun broke through which heated up the course just a bit. Fortunately, race organizers did a great job on supplying the course with water stops that came in handy at just the right times.
The course was a really nice 5K course but it was no joke when it came to being a challenging course. Some good hills mixed in along the way and the uphill finish was not for the faint of heart but for someone who loves a challenge it was awesome! This is a great 5K course and a race that I would certainly look to tackle again in the future.
I finished the Walpole Labor Day 5K with a time of 24:36, good for 7:53/miles.