Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pirate Fest 5k Lock house Museum

     Saturday morning July 12, 2014 a muggy yet cooler day than the race day last year. The pub crawl by the pirates went smoothly on Friday night, and the pirates in the encampment along the bank of the Susquehanna River, were just arising when the runners started to show up. Runners from all around were arriving as the 400 registered were assembling. 

     The proceeds of the race go to the Lock House Museum. Keeping a piece of History up and running is important to the community. The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House is a historic home located on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace Maryland. It has a rich history, and tells the story of those who used to live and work in the house as well as of the City of Havre de Grace through exhibits, events and programming.

     There were a good amount of runners who came dressed in Pirate outfits bringing more fun to the event. The female winner sailed through the course in her Boat (stroller). 

                                            even had a bear walking the plank Aargh

     The Havre De Grace PD were leading the way for the race and controlled key intersections. This race had a substantial amount of Volunteers and ensured all runners made the right turns along the course. This year the water stop was not taken by pirates and was refreshing as the humidity was getting up there. 

     All runners and walkers made it to the finish including many first time runners. That is always a good thing to see. A first timer smiling as they accomplish their first goal of a 5K. Awesome!! This race will be te start of my race pack leading up to my fall race schedule. 


                                                I was ready but slowed by my bad hoof.


Great event I recommend it to all who are in the area next year!!!





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