Tuesday, August 11, 2009

10k detour

This coming Saturday will be our 7th Highway One Group 10k and 5k at Ruddertown in Dewey Beach. This race is unique in the fact that both 5k and 10k runners start the same time and run the same first 5k together. Those running the 5k turn into Ruddertown and head to the finish while those in the 10k continue down Highway One (heading South) to the 10k turnaround. They then head back to Ruddertown for the finish. Depending on the weather (and how much you drank the night before) some who sign up for the 10k end up running the 5k. I have no problem scoring these folks as part of the 5k. If you know Dewey Beach you also know that there is not much room to run a 10k thus the route along the "dead zone" or Highway One. So for those who hated this section of the course I have some good news. Del Dot will not be able to place traffic cones on the route this year due to budget cuts. (if someone out there would like to sponsor this it will only cost you $1,700) so this year those running the 10k will run the 5k course twice. It will be certified and water will be available at 4 locations on route. I think this will work out just fine. The 10k runners will now have a cheering section as they make the turnaround in Ruddertown. Don't forget....free parking at meters and on street till 11 am. IF you get a ticket make sure you give to me or Barb.