This has been my 4th time running the Tamale Trot and this was also the 4th year that Friends of Pimpollo has put it on. Each year the race has grown as has the energy with it. As always, the race proceeds go to benefit the organization whose goal “is to develop and support education-based projects and programs focused on poor children and their families of Mexican heritage”. Each year they also provide tamales (duh), beer, chips and salsa, and this year, tequila!
All in all an exciting and fun race for the family with proceeds going to a good cause. With a kids race, 5k, and 10k distances there’s something for everyone and you can always volunteer if you don’t want to run but still enjoy tamales! I’ll definitely continue my streak of running this annually and enjoying all of the food and drinks that accompany it.