The Archie Post 5 miler on September 10th, is CRT’s first race of the season and we’re excited for a big turnout from the team!
If you’ve never run a 5 mile race before, the Archie Post is a great place to start. I remember how nervous I was the first time I ran it, 2 years ago, because I had never been in a race longer than a 5k (3.1 miles). Now, Archie Post is one of my favorite races of the CRT season.
Even though it’s 2 miles longer than a 5k, a 5 mile race has a more relaxing tempo than a 3 mile race. Instead of going through my usual 5k race routine: adrenaline mile 1, mental focus mile 2, and all out mile 3, I can settle into more of a rhythm in a 5 miler.
The course is fairly flat—at least as flat as you can get in Burlington. There’s a few rolling hills, and an uphill finish, but overall it’s a steady course that begins on Holbrook Road and finishes at the Gutterson Field House at UVM. Most of the course is on paved bike path through fields and wooded areas.
Plus, at the end of the race, there’s free sorbet.
CRT practices start on Tuesday to start training for our September races. To sign up for the race, go to this link.