Berea Labor Day Oktoberfest 5k

Blog entry posted by Barefoot HannahC, Sep 9, 2012.

Berea Labor Day Oktoberfest is a local event that the family loves. Last year it was too late to change plans and stay after we discovered the 5k. When the event came around this year, we decided to get a nearby hotel to avoid driving and stay for the race. I was concerned that so much beer quality time with family could affect my running.

The race was a break from longer distances, and after a modest success at a recent half marathon it was a chance to be 'fast.' It was going to be a relatively flat road race that started and ended at the entrance to the Oktoberfest. Even better, the race bib was good for free entry that day. Taking it easy on Sunday and running late Monday morning was the plan. The 5k had a late start of 11:00am to finish in time for the fairgrounds to open.

These hops were growing near the entrance.

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