Events and price:
5k or 10k $42-45
1k Cub Run $15-20
Polar Bear Slide (free)
Location: Battle Ground Village; Battle Ground, WA
Beneficiary: Clark County Fire & Rescue Fire Cadet Program Booster Club
Swag: Tech t-shirts (see below!) and goodie bags. New for 2015--all 5k and 10k finishers will receive a medal! Post-race pancake breakfast, beer by Northwest Public House & Brewery. FREE photos on their Facebook page after the event.
Course: The 5k and 10k courses are both fairly flat and fast.course maps with elevation charts are available here.
This is an event running friends had told me about for years, and I finally ran it for the first time last year, and I was kicking myself for not having run it sooner! (I had a great time--check out my recap of the 2014 Resolution Run). Although it's usually cold that time of year, there's definitely something special about doing a race in January and starting the year off with a running/walking event. It doesn't hurt that there were plenty of firepits and heat lamps to keep us warm before and after the race also!
Resolution Run is a great race because Get Bold does a nice job of putting on events that are well organized, super fun, are just the right size (last year's run had about 470 runners and walkers). Elba and the "Bold Babes" have a contagious energy and they work hard and play hard--Elba tends to be one of the first people to do the Polar Bear Slide--and they also care about their local community, which is why the beneficiary of this race is the Clark County Fire & Rescue Fire Cadet Program Booster Club.
The designs on this year's tech t-shirts is really cute and wintery, and I'm excited that they're bringing back finisher's medals to this event. And I love that there are HOT PANCAKES and BEER to enjoy afterwards.
Stay tuned for a **giveaway** for one entry to the 2015 Resolution Run 5k or 10k! I'll be posting details on my blog and facebook sometime during the next few days...