The first time we ran this race was back in 2012 when it was held in September. Run for Water has happily returned in 2015 with a new June date. This year around 700 runners came out for the 5 and 10k races which were very well organized. There was an option at registration to donate your race T back which I thought was excellent.
The 10k headed out first then we lined up for the 5k at 9:15. The weather was perfect for running, cloudy and not too hot. I probably started out too fast as the first km was my quickest (5:45) then it slid to 6:00+. Another tough race, I seemed to have no energy so maybe my Red Bull experiment was 'not good'!
I walked way too much and seriously contemplated a nice lie down a couple of times. Watching the kids run beside us was really entertaining, they'd sprint all out then walk, then sprint again. Speedy little things. I ran from the Peace Bridge to the finish beside a girl who was pushing hard so I just tried to keep up with her.
Final time 30:19 which I am very happy with given how awful I felt. Kev came in 6th overall and just missed a PR.
All in all it was an awesome race, the snackies after are also getting my seal of approval. (There was fruit too which I had nothing to do with).
...$71,000 was raised to bring clean water to the village of Dorze Bele, Ethiopia!