Harford County Farm Fair 5K
Bel Air, Md
21 July 2013
When you sign up for races with no care for the venue, you wind up with pleasant surprises.
I signed up for this race just to get another under my belt for the year. The venue was 15 miles from my Apartment so I left early so I could get to packet pick up and warm up. The fair does not actually start for a few days and this is the kickoff event for it. The workers were still setting up the tents and other venues coming to the equestrian center July 25-27th.
This race was held on a closed course mostly on trails around the park. The trails narrowed at times but since there was only a moderate amount of runners there was not a bottleneck.
This is my third race in the area and my second in Maryland. I like the small races because there is more friendly runners than at the big events. You actually get a feel for the running community when you see 200 or less runners at an event. The fact it was on a Sunday made it more impressive. I am coming off some personal health issues so it is good to start at the small ones before jumping in with the wolves at the big races.
This is another race I will most likely run next year to see what improvements I have made.
Elite Race Management put on another professional race. On to the next!!