Yes, it’s a bottle opener! The moment I saw a picture of the medal in their facebook page, I felt even more excited to run this race. I was so excited when it was handed to me at the finish line. I thought it’s so cool and functional too. 🙂
Party after the race + a cool medal, it is indeed a sweet victory.
The race started at 8:00 am. We got to the place at around 7:30am. We still had time to do our stretching and take pictures before the race.
It was a bit chilly and windy that morning. Fall season is definitely in the air =). I had to wear my arm bands. I like my arm bands because I can easily remove and tuck them in my spi belt when I am already feeling hot from running.
The after-race party was held outside of this restaurant Moerlein.
Some ran in teams in their costumes and this team was my favorite!
Ghost Busters!!! 🙂
Some people I met from that day are running this race as part of their training for their Fall Half Marathons and Marathons. I’m running a half-marathon too (my second one! yay!) in November and looks like we all thought of same thing. The fact that we are getting a cool medal out of our training, definitely a great idea, right?! 🙂
I finished in 1 hour and 34 mins. And this is me, so happy to finally get hold of that precious medal! LOL! It is definitely run-worthy! 🙂
After the race, my husband and I went back to our car to freshen up, change our clothes and get ready to party. Our bibs have actually stubs attached to it that we can peel off to redeem our free food and beer.
My husband looks like he’s enjoying his share of beer.
There were 2 stubs for each individual for beer. One glass of beer each was enough for my husband and me. We had to give away our other stubs to other people. Those two guys who we gave our stubs to were so happy. Hey, never turn down a free beer. 🙂
But we got use of all the food stubs we had! We were so hungry after the race.
I can turn down alcohol, BUT NOT free food! LOL! 🙂 …Especially after a run. :p
One more pic before I end this post. I just want to share this beautiful view at the party – one of the bridges connecting Ohio to Kentucky. 🙂
I absolutely love Cincinnati races. I did the Flying Pig Half Marathon last May and I fell in love at the beautiful scenery in both Cincinnati and Kentucky. You guys should come check out races here in Cincy! You will definitely enjoy it. 🙂
That’s it for now! Hope you all had an amazing weekend too.
Happy running everyone.