One of our legacy runners describes the Capital 10-Miler – a Run for the Arts as a rite of Spring. Training for the 10-Miler, usually held late March/early April, encourages runners to get out with their friends and run on those frigid January and February mornings.
As always, we had a great group of runners, from the competitive and experienced to newer runners and walkers using the 10-Miler as their first step up to a longer distance.
Congratulations to our men’s overall finisher Fred Joslyn (54:43.14) and and women’s overall finisher Kalyn Coffey. Kalyn set a new Capital 10-Miler women’s overall record (1:00:42.10).
Temperature at our start this year was 41 degrees, but felt much cooler as a strong wind came across the bridges and along the Riverfront.
Due to a last minute section closure of a small portion of the Capital Greenbelt, the Race Director made a successful modification to the course that worked well. At the finish, we celebrated with friends, people who make this race possible and provide a great event for runners to look forward to.
Settling pre-race nerves the River Runners team got together for a photo and I had a chance to chat with Open Stage Producing Artistic Director Stuart Landon,
And post-race with Race Director Chris Baldrige and Photographer Bill Bonney.
Thanks for coming back for the 12th year of the Capital 10-Miler. See you next year for more great running with great friends on a beautiful, flat, fast course.
What’s up next? How about National Senior Games in May? Hope to see you there.