I am grateful for the $5K series because it is low cost, convenient and a consistent, straightforward course. The people are friendly and it is open to all abilities.
I encourage all to come out for this monthly race. It’s a family atmosphere—my daughter Abby joined in, too—and everyone is encouraging, whether you are trying for a personal record or just jogging for fun.
If you have never done a race this is a good trial to see if racing is for you.