Sausage Race 5k
Sausage 5k Race
When my long time running buddy, David, approached me about running the Sausage 5k. I was a bit apprehensive I mean I love running, but 5ks are a bit expensive. Aren’t they? When you break down you pay for $75-100 for a marathon, which means you are spending about $3-$4 a mile. The average 5k cost around $25, so your spending $5 or more per mile. Also, I feel a ton of pressure while running a 5k, a competitive 5k is around 20 minutes. In my opinion that’s really fast and I never feel like I can a good 5k pace. I tend to either go out to fast and pewter out or I take it too easy. Having some other important races in my future, I decided to make the focus of this race fun. One of the benefits of joining a team is that you got a brewers bobble head. We decided to join David’s team, Wurst Pace Senario.
When race day came I was pretty excited that the sky’s seemed clear. The forecast called for a chance of rain in the forecast and had it been raining a lot over the last couple of days. Had it been raining pushing Lucy would be unpleasant. We got to the race and things were already pretty energetic. We had to go check out the brewer gear that was on sale and picked up another bobble head. In addition to the one that we received from participating in the race. There was a couple of other tents that were handing things out including Chick Fil A sandwiches, there also a juice tent. We meet up with other teammates and took a big group photo.
We had decided that part of our group was intending to walk and part of us intended to run. We were going to run the race but because we had a stroller we were instructed to stay in the back of the race. The race started and it was really hard to get around the walkers with my stroller I wish they had separated stroller runners. It took me three minutes to get through the starting line. But at least I got to meet bearnie for a pre race hug!
Once we took off we headed out around the parking lot. The racing sausages actually cross the starting line with us. I made it a goal to see how many sausages I could pass. I caught up to the chorizo. I would say this is the only thing I really dislike about this race is the fact that most of the mileage comes from running around the Brewers Parking game lot. After we made our way around the parking lot. All the race participants get to enter into Miller Park which is a unique feature of this race! There is something so cool about being near the field and looking up toward the stands. Makes you feel like a bit of a superstar!
The race was over and the next best part was the after party! Your race admission includes a brewers game ticket, a brat, and a beer. Chick Fil A also continued to serve sandwiches and Meijer’s stopped by with an ice cream truck. All and all this is a very family friendly fun event and the value is exceeded by all the great sponsor participation. The competitive side of me doesn’t like this race because I think it’s a hard one to get a PR. But sometimes it’s nice to just keep running fun and have a good time with your family and friends!