Location: Battle Ground, WA
Events offered: 10k, 5k, 1k Cub Run
Organized by Get Bold Events
Registration/price: The 5k and 10k were the same price, which was $32-$40 depending on when you registered. You could register at packet pickup or the day of the race, but weren't guaranteed a shirt. Free Polar Bear Slide and post-slide hot tub for those crazy/brave enough to do it! I signed up for the 10k.
Packet pickup: Packet pickup was quick and easy at Bold Training!
Swag: Runners received a white Leslie Jordan v-neck tech t-shirt. These were more true-to-size than ladies tech shirts generally are. The design was just okay--the ones from two years ago were gorgeous, printed on red shirts. Goodie bags included a lot of things--coupons for Red Star sunglasses, Sports Authority and Max Muscle; samples of Lanacane, ibuprofen, Shave Secret, and Biofreeze; and a Bold Training pen. I heard that there were also medals for all participants at previous years' Resolution Run, but there weren't this year.
Parking: Parking wasn't good. I got to Battle Ground village about 20 minutes early and spent most of it trying to figure out where I could park. :( Fortunately, I found a spot fairly close!
Bag check: I was running late and just left my stuff in my car, but they did have bag check!
Course: The 10k course was a flat out and back. Roads were not completely closed, but there didn't seem to be any issues with traffic. The route is very well marked and there were tons of great volunteers. Most miles were marked and there were two water stations as well.
The race: A bunch of running friends were also at the race, which was awesome (shout out to Roxy, Frank, Courtney, Stephanie, Carolann, and also MAV from RunOregon!) The race started on time, at 10am. Runners were politely asked to sort themselves in the starting corral, faster runners toward the front and slower runners and walkers toward the back, which helped. It was below freezing, and some parts of the road/sidewalk were a little slick. But it was a gorgeous day for a run. The sun was shining brightly for once (too bright for my unprotected eyes... why didn't I bring a visor or sunglasses?!). I started out a smidge too fast, and my legs were still tired from yesterday's 5k race and PR. I wanted to PR or come close to PRing, but was wary of pushing my body that hard and potentially reinjuring my quad, which has been pain free for the past few weeks. I ended up finishing in 53:05, just under a minute slower than my PR.
Post-race: The post-race party was fun, with live music, the Polar Bear Slide, pancakes, hot cocoa, Laurelwood beer (golden or IPA), and just hanging out. The heat lamps and fire pits helped a lot! A bunch of us headed over to Laurelwood for lunch afterwards.
Photos: TONS of free photos were put on Facebook the same day as the race! YAY! Love this, instead of paying an arm and a leg.
Results: Results were printed at the race, but aren't online as of Sunday night.