Sunday, January 10, 2010

Race Recap: Running of the Lights 2010, Tanglewood Park

DART member Mike MacIntyre (31:02) completed the New Year's Eve Running of the Lights 5k at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons and gave us his race recap.

"This is an exceptional way to welcome in the New Year.  The event takes place near the back entrance of Tanglewood Park near Winston-Salem.  Roughly 1,000 people start at a well-lit area then run through the park through thousands of Christmas lights (think McAdenville without the houses).  It is really pretty."

"Warnings: 1) It is very hilly so don’t expect to run your fastest time and it is actually a little longer than a 5k, 2) There are parts that are dark between the start and where the lights start, so it can be a little unnerving not being able to see where you are going to put your feet next, and 3) There are speed humps that are well-lit from one side, but on the return trip may not be so visible.  Lots of parking is available and the live feed of the ball dropping in NYC started the race.  Recommended for those wanting something different. "

Other DARTers of note include Bobby Aswell (2nd overall, 19:22), Allen Strickland (21st overall, 22:07). If I missed anyone, just send me a note.

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