I get to race. I get to race. I get to race. I get to race.
My last race was in May, so I’m more than antsy to make some new safety pin holes in my shirt. That’s why I pulled the trigger and signed up for the Addison Oktoberfest 5k.
I’ve run this race probably a dozen times. This is a fun event. You run, then get free German beer. It’s a win-win.
That said, I haven’t run this race the past few years. Instead I would wake up early for my long run…and then go to the race and
drink free beer cheer for friends.
I gotta say, I’m not a huge fan of the new course. Back in the day it was a flat race. But now the course goes over a rather large bridge…TWICE. Yup, you go over the man-made hill and then turn around and do it again.
But at least I know that going into the race, so my plan is to take advantage of the 2nd downhill. I’m going to ride that wave, and use that momentum to carry me to the finish! Or that’s the plan at least.
This race has grown each year, and raised a lot of money for the charity. It has also gotten pretty competitive. Some speedy folks show up for
the prize money all the fun.
If you don’t know, the Addison, TX Oktoberfest is one of the biggest in the country. It’s four straight days of beer-soaked, sour-krouted, polka-dotted fun.
And if you don’t know, yes, Oktoberfest takes place in September. That is how they do it in Germany. I could explain why here, but instead, I’ll let my buddy Flula explain in THIS VIDEO. (And yes Jason, I do actually know him.)
Ha, ok, if you watched that video, it didn’t explain much, but hopefully it gave you some giggles.
In the end, I hope to have a good time, a good race time, and a approval from this guy…
Recap coming soon! Prost y’all!
How bout you? Racing this weekend? Celebrating Oktoberfest? Any Oktoberfest race predictions for me?