Race Recap: 2018 East Bay 510k & 5k

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Another Run The Bay Challenge (San Jose 408k, Across the Bay 12k and East Bay 10k) completed! I ran the 10k last year so I decided to run the 5k this year, especially with CIM coming up in another seven weeks!

What: East Bay 510k
When: October 14, 2018
Where: Berkeley/Emeryville, CA
Distance: 10K or 5K

Bib Pickup

Bib pickup was quick. The pickup locations were hosted at Sports Basement locations in South Bay and Berkeley. It was a little inconvenient for those of us in San Francisco but we teamed up to carpool and make our way across the bay.

Parking/Shuttles

Parking was easy as usually! The 5k started at 7:30 AM so we arrived at 6:30 AM, which ended up being really early. We were so early that we were the first ones to use the porta-potties (fun fact).

The Race

Well I can’t say it was the easiest 5K that I’ve ever run, but it was apparently the fastest! The course was relatively flat with a lot of annoying turns, starting in Berkeley and finishing in Emeryville. I also enjoyed chasing my friends for the entire race – we finished in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th for gender!

Post-Race

My one complaint about the post-race festivities was the lack of awards. We had waited around for awhile since there were awards announced in the past but eventually found out that they weren’t happening. Bummer but oh well, can’t wait to try again next year!

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