Yesterday was the big race of the season for Sarah and I. We ran the Powhatan Village 5k as a team. This was Sarah’s first 5k race, actually her first race of any distance longer than 2 miles! Sarah did great. She finished in 40:53, and I finished 40:54. We were finishers 211 and 212 overall.
This race has been run since 1981 in Powhatan and, from what I could hear, has been sponsored by Central Virginia Bank the entire time. There is no chip timing, and no official website. This is a simple event in a simple town. The roads weren’t closed for the race, but everyone knew we were there and any traffic we saw moved slowly and stayed out of our way. There was water, juice, and soda available, along with bananas, at the finish.
This year, the event organizers, for the first time, offered parent and child team registrations. Sarah and I ran as a team, and I saw several other teams with younger children. During the awards ceremony, they mentioned that they did not have as many Junior High or Middle School teams as the Elementary teams. I hope that means runners at that age were running solo and not staying home. From the size of the 15-19 and 14 & under age groups, I think that’s what happened.
Grandma Dixie made the trip to come see Sarah’s first 5k. She, along with the rest of our cheering section, was waiting for us when we crossed the finish line.
I think Sarah and I will definitely run this race again next year.
- Powhatan Village Run Official Results and Next Race