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Race Result

Racer: Anne Pastorkovich
Race: Mantua Raccoon Run 5k
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2008
Location: Fairfax, VA
Race Type: Run - 5 km
Age Group: Female 40 - 44
Time: 0:30:48
Comment: Cute neighborhood race. Coupla hills. Rocky Raccoon.

Race Report:

I don't know my official time. I'll say 31:00 from my watch. This is a cute neighborhood race and it's for a good cause. If you haven't run it, you should try it. It's hilly and you may or may not see official results, so if you are looking for a PR or care about your official time being posted promptly, this may not be your 5K. But if you like to run through a tree-lined neighborhood cheered on by a giant raccoon mascot and happy parents and kids, and you enjoy a couple hills to slow you down and make you work, then this is your race. If you are like me and wax gleeful at the sight of mascots, this is definitely your race. This year, there was a steady rain throughout the race and that may have contribute to slightly fewer runners toeing the start. If you have kids who are not yet up to a 5K, there is a one mile fun run open to all and that precedes the 5K.