Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Life Moment: Nike Women's 15K

I enjoy doing races and obstacle courses to challenge myself physically and mentally. The Nike Women's 15K was the longest run I've participated in and I had a blast doing it!

The Nike Women's 15K was set on Centre Island in Toronto. It was a part of a global Nike Women's running series and this was the very first time that it was held in Canada. It was such a success: well organized, amazing marketing, and great spirit from the staff. I'm sure the race will be held annually after this, especially when over 10,000 women have trained and ran to push their limits together.




The course was beautiful. Set on Centre Island, you get to see the Downtown Toronto cityline, run through the beautiful woodsy area of the island, run down the length of the Billy Bishop Airport as airplanes fly and land by you, and see the calming view of the lake as you race down the boardwalk. The rain was on and off, but it felt good because there wasn't a blazing sun beating down as we ran.

What was the finisher prize? A Tiffany & Co. necklace! <3 The pendant is personalized for this city and race. It will probably be the first and last blue box that I will have. For the cost I paid to enter this race and the 15K of sweat and tears, I'd say it's worth it.

Am I going to this again? Oh yea for sure. Next year's goal will be to beat this year's time.

The essentials

 4:30 wake-up time, 7:40 ferry time

RHCCC represent!

On our way to Centre Island

Welcome runners!

The girl who persuaded me to do this race :)

Drummers playing a sick beat. 




The gals


Almost time for our wave to start






The Tiffany & Co. finisher prize!

#betterforit

Until next time, Des

3 comments :

  1. Congrats! :) I actually ran this race as well! It was such a great time. It was the longest race I had run as well. I've done a couple of 5ks in the past, but NOTHING like this. I totally agree, great marketing, great organization, it was wonderful. I personally didn't LOVE the race t-shirt, but the medal made up for it. I actually ended up entering the race wholly because of the Tiffany medal and I'm not afraid to admit it! :)

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    1. Same here! The longest race I had run prior to this one was 10k. 15k is definitely the limit for me haha. The Tiffany necklace was definitely a big influence in making me register for it as well :P I'm very inclined to do this again next year! Hope you are too :)

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