Sunday, January 9, 2011

Race Preview: Hamel 5K

Event: 8th Annual Hamel 5K
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 9:45 am. Entry Form.
Location: Hamel, MN. Map.
Previous Results: 2010 - 5th overall, 20:14 (252 total); 2009 - 22:06 (injured hamstring)

Add the Hamel Lions 5K to my list of events this year. The event is hosted by the Hamel Lions Club and will take place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, at 9:45 am. You may register at the Hamel Community Center Located at 3200 Mill Street. Mill Street is a new road located between the Hamel State Bank and the Hardware Store in Hamel, MN. Look for the signs on Hamel Road directing you to the Community Center. Advanced Entry Fee: $20.00. Day of the Race: $25.00.

Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm. The Pancake Breakfast is included with registration along with a "Freeze Your Buns Run" long sleeve shirt. There will also be free Child Care during the event. Pets on leashes are also welcomed.

This is really a fun run event that is not officially timed. Each year I have used this event with one goal in mind: Get in a speed workout and come away injury free. And I love the race T-Shirts at this event. They are one of my favorites. I especially like the previous years temperatures displayed on one sleeve:

The 2010 shirt

Brrr! 2007 must have been a joy to run in.
This could end up being a Maas family fun run as well. We will keep an eye on the weather as the date approaches but the Well Kept Wife™ and the Boy® are considering this fun event as well.

The course is basic.

Elevation is not too bad.

If you are in the area, come out and join us on this run!

1 comment:

Steven Aesoph said...

I'm disappointed not seeing a particular off road festival on your 2011 calendar. :-(