But, it’s also a time of year that I remember the most unusual age group award that I ever received. It’s something that I’d love to share with you!
Several years ago – OK, it was probably over 10 years ago, several of us traveled north of where we live here in Virginia to a 5 mile race. This was a time where we were looking for a road race as often as we could. So, this race popped up the week-end before Thanksgiving in a part of the country that is know for raising poultry. And the name of the race was, appropriately enough, The Turkey Capital 5 Miler.
It was a beautiful autumn morning as we drove the hour plus to get to the race start. The race was a rolling course through back roads. It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful course.
I was feeling good and ran a great 5 miler at a 7:10 pace (I actually didn’t know it was that fast – I just looked it up). It was a great race! Most of our group race a really super race, so we waited around for the award ceremony.
Here comes the fun part of the story – the awards. Remember – we are in poultry growing country. The winners of each age group was presented with………a turkey!
I thought it was great! And, I was lucky enough to get one! I remember that I hadn’t bought my turkey for Thanksgiving – so I was super excited! I’m not sure how many of us won turkeys that day – but we had more than one in the trunk on the way home!
That is one race that I’ll always remember for many reasons – but most of all – I loved the age group award. And, it was really tasty!
Have you ever received something different at a race? Leave a comment and let us know – I’d love to hear!