Race preview: 2016 Run To Remember Memorial Day Mile

As I get older, I’m finding my stamina is declining more rapidly than my speed. I can still rattle off a decent mile, but it’s harder and harder to maintain my 5k times, let alone 10k. So it’s no surprise that mile races make me drool (in anticipation, that is) 😉 Especially prized are the elusive and rare street miles.

That’s why I was so excited to hear that the Run To Remember on May 28th will include a mile in addition to the more common 5k and 10k. Not only that, but it’s an out-and-back course with only a few turns, and relatively flat. If that didn’t make me salivate enough, the mile is scheduled for 9:00a, with the 5k and 10k at 10:00a. This gives milers a chance to recover a bit and “cool down” with one of the longer races. It’s also great for runners who prefer one distance over the other, allowing them to watch the other race.

I’m sure the 5k and 10k races will be awesome (heck, I also signed up for the 5k), but I am really excited to lace up my lightest racing flats, push the accelerator to the floor, and see how fast I can run the mile. I’m not giving away my goal time, but here’s a hint: I ran a 5:01 on the track in April…

Proceeds from Run To Remember will benefit Battle Buddies, an organization that provides services dogs for military veterans.

You can read Geli’s full race preview HERE.

What: Run To Remember Memorial Day Mile

When: Saturday, May 28th

Where: Downtown Washougal, WA (Corner of A street & Pendleton Way)

What time: Memorial Day Mile – 9:00a; 5k and 10k – 10:00a

Registration: Click HERE for registration details. Fees through May 26th: Mile and 5k – $40 for adults, $25 for kids 16 and under; 10k – $50 for adults, $30 for kids 16 and under. Add $10 for adults, $5 for kids at packet pickup and day of race.