Packet pick-up was easy-peasy and the crowd quickly grew shortly after we arrived. The bib pickup was in the gym of Tucker High School and super informal. Rather than volunteers handing out bibs, the bibs were organized on a table by last name and you grabbed your bib and pins. The best part? We got to hang out indoors and use indoor restrooms before heading out to the start line.
Just before the 7:45 start gun went off, we were greeted with an absolutely amazing sunrise. Wheelchairs went off first, followed by runners a few minutes later.
The coolness in the air? That went away pretty quickly. As soon as you got in the sun it warmed up rather quickly and my arm sleeves were gone by the 5K point. There was still a nice breeze though, so it was quite comfortable.
Despite a battle with my allergies giving me fits the last two miles and difficulties breathing as a result, I still rocked out my second fastest 10K time!
Inside the gym you received your race shirt, collected your gear check bag and waited for awards. Due to having other things scheduled this morning, I didn't stick around for awards, but having them indoors was great! This is always a huge plus for me any time of the year, so thank you Druid Hills Middle School for opening your doors to the post-race activities.