5k or 3.2 miles map
I'm not exactly sure what I had pictured in my mind, but it was not what actually happened. For the Covenant Health Marathon Event, there we different options: a marathon, half marathon, relay, and the 5k with well over 6,000 participants ranging from ages 5-99.
It was a sight to see when the shot blew and all the marathoners & half marathoners started. Hundreds upon hundreds ran on the streets of downtown Knoxville. Then fifteen minutes later, it was our turn, the 5k-ers. The shot blew and the excitement and intimidating feelings came over me and I ran.
Whenever there were hills, I would take advantage of going down hill by letting my body go as fast as I could, weaving through people and letting the hill pull me down. Although most of the time all the people that I had just passed caught up with me as we were running on level streets because in all honesty I am a slow runner. However, it was nice to catch up with the "faster" people for a little while and that was how I caught up to my husband usually.
I guess this was my 15 minutes of fame, lol or if you really knew me, you would know I just ran a 5k! :)